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Liszt: Annees De Pelerinage Excerpts / Llyr Williams

Liszt / Williams,Llyr
Release Date: 01/01/2012 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 290  
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Llŷr Williams
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A second solo disc on Signum from an insightful Welsh pianist - this time focussing on virtuosic selections from Franz Liszt. Llyr Williams is an acclaimed soloist, accompanist and chamber musician; highly sought after as a performer in the United Kingdom, in 2012 he was awarded a South Bank Sky Arts Award for his Beethoven Sonata Cycle at Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh the previous year – where he performed all 32 sonatas in just two weeks! This disc follows Pictures, a collection of works by Debussy and Liszt alongside Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition'.

"Pictures at an Exhibition is cleverly programmed here alongside works from Debussy and Liszt which enrich one’s appreciation of it … Williams’s touch throughout
Read more is subtle but assuredly dramatic, shifting between the various Pictures confidently” -- The Independent Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses, S 173: no 3, Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Llŷr Williams (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1852; Weimar, Germany 
2. Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 7, Après une lecture du Dante by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Llŷr Williams (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
3. Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 6, Sonetto 123 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Llŷr Williams (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
4. Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 5, Sonetto 104 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Llŷr Williams (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
5. Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 4, Sonetto 47 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Llŷr Williams (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
6. Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 3, Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Llŷr Williams (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
7. Venezia e Napoli, S 162: no 3, Tarantella by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Llŷr Williams (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
8. Isolde's "Liebestod" from Wagner's "Tristan", S 447 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Llŷr Williams (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Weimar, Germany 

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 Brilliant/Moving April 25, 2013 By Judith S. (Bronx, NY) See All My Reviews "LW has as many colors as an orchestra and the imagination to use them. This is a beautiful disc." Report Abuse
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