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Liszt: Transcriptions / Niu Niu

Niu Niu
Release Date: 01/22/2013 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 253322   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Niu Niu
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

EMI Classics is proud to release Liszt: Transcriptions, a new album from teenage piano star Niu Niu. This impressive and delightful album is framed around Liszt s Paraphrases and Transcriptions. These are some of the most challenging and rewarding pieces in the piano repertoire, composed by a man who was renowned virtuso pianist as well as a composer.

Niu Niu joined EMI classics at the age of 10 and became the youngest pianist signed to an International classical label. He first showed his musical talent when he was three, and held his first Piano Recital when he was 6 in his hometown Xiamen with great success. Two years later he was admitted into Shanghai Music Academy's affiliated school with no examination and became the
Read more youngest student in that school. Only one year later, his solo piano recital happened in London Wigmore Hall. When he was 10, Niu Niu performed in London the Royal Festival Hall and received high praises from Prince Charles. Currently, Niu Niu is a student at the New England Conservatory.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Winterreise (Schubert) for Piano, S 561: no 4, Die Post by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Niu Niu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Switzerland 
2.
Ständchen "Horch, horch!" (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 9 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Niu Niu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; France 
3.
Spinning Chorus from Wagner's "Fliegende Holländer", S 440 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Niu Niu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860; Weimar, Germany 
4.
Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560: no 12, Der Doppelgänger by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Niu Niu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Switzerland 
5.
Isolde's "Liebestod" from Wagner's "Tristan", S 447 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Niu Niu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Weimar, Germany 
6.
Erlkönig (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 4 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Niu Niu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; France 
7.
Das Wandern (Schubert) for Piano, S 565 no 1 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Niu Niu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Hungary 
8.
Danse Macabre (Saint-Saëns), S 555 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Niu Niu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Rome, Italy 
9.
Abendstern Aria from Wagner's "Tannhäuser", S 444 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Niu Niu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Weimar, Germany 
10.
Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Niu Niu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
11.
Grandes Etudes (6) de Paganini, S 141: no 6 in A minor, Quasi Presto by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Niu Niu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Weimar, Germany 
12.
Grandes Etudes (6) de Paganini, S 141: no 3, La Campanella by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Niu Niu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851 
13.
Grandes Etudes (6) de Paganini, S 141: no 2 in E flat major by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Niu Niu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Weimar, Germany 
14.
Grand galop chromatique for Piano, S 219 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Niu Niu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Switzerland 

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