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Liszt: Sonata In B Minor, Etc / Krystian Zimerman


Release Date: 04/14/1992 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 431780   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It is to be expected that an artist who has made one of the outstanding recordings of the Liszt concertos (DG, 11/88) should also give us one of the finest ever B minor Sonatas. Whether you think it is the finest ever may depend on your priorities (and on whether you think it is sensible to venture such opinions). What can surely be said is that Zimerman brings to bear a combination of ardour, forcefulness, drive and sheer technical grasp which are tremendously exciting and for which I can think of no direct rival.

-- Gramophone [10/1991]
It is to be expected that an artist who has made one of the outstanding recordings of the Liszt concertos (DG, 11/88) should also give us one of the finest ever B minor Sonatas. Whether you think it is the finest ever may depend on your priorities (and on whether you think it is sensible to venture such opinions). What can surely be said is that Zimerman brings to bear a combination of ardour, forcefulness, drive and sheer technical grasp which are tremendously exciting and for which I can think of no direct rival.

-- Gramophone [10/1991]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852-1853; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1990 
Venue:  Konzertsaal Tivoli, Copenhagen 
Length: 30 Minutes 37 Secs. 
2.
Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses, S 173: no 7, Funérailles by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1852; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1990 
Venue:  Konzertsaal Tivoli, Copenhagen 
Length: 12 Minutes 18 Secs. 
3.
Nuages gris for Piano, S 199 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1990 
Venue:  Konzertsaal Tivoli, Copenhagen 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
4.
La lugubre gondola for Piano, S 200 (2nd version) by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1990 
Venue:  Konzertsaal Tivoli, Copenhagen 
Length: 9 Minutes 53 Secs. 
5.
La notte for Piano, S 699 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864-1866; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1990 
Venue:  Konzertsaal Tivoli, Copenhagen 
Length: 9 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: This is the piano transcription of the original orchestral version (S 112 no 2). 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata in B minor, S.178
Nuages gris, S.199
La Notte, S.602
La Lugubre Gondola, S.200 no.2
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