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Liszt / Misha Dacic

Liszt / Dacic
Release Date: 02/12/2013 
Label:  Piano Classics   Catalog #: 48   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Misha Dacic
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mischa Dacic’s formidable Lisztian reputation is completely borne out by the stunning virtuosity and passionate, fearless embrace of the composer’s idiom that he displays throughout this disc. His interpretation of the B-A-C-H Fantasy and Fugue matches Marc-André Hamelin’s staggering precision and coiled intensity, but with more fanciful inner voices and tempo modifications that detract not a whit from the music’s contrapuntal rigor. Dacic’s spacious account of Les Cloches de Genéve projects the relatively sparse textures in seemingly three-dimensional layers through imaginative pedaling. The Grosses Konzertsolo boasts generous dynamism, effortlessly sweeping arpeggios, and proudly rhetorical bass lines.

Dacic
Read more begins the Dante Sonata quietly and takes great care to scale his dynamics so that we follow the melodic trajectory of the largely predominant octaves. The little expressive teasings and wry accents that Dacic sprinkles across the Ninth Hungarian Rhapsody help to keep this brawny opus afloat and interesting; it’s too often banged out in a heavy-handed manner. And in contrast to many slow, flat performances of La Lugubre Gondola No. 1, Dacic’s animated basic tempo, skillful legato pedaling, and tonal gradations give the music shape and meaning without compromising its intentionally stark qualities. Occasional stage noises, audience murmurings, and big intakes of breath on Dacic’s part will not detract from the immense conviction and communicative immediacy of these remarkable performances.

-- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Fantasia and Fugue for Piano on B-A-C-H, S 529 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Misha Dacic (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Weimar, Germany 
2. La lugubre gondola for Piano, S 200 (1st version) by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Misha Dacic (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Rome, Italy 
3. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 9 in E flat major by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Misha Dacic (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1885; Weimar, Germany 
4. Grosses Konzertsolo, S 176 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Misha Dacic (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1849; Weimar, Germany 
5. Glanes de Woronince for Piano, S 249 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Misha Dacic (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847-1848 
6. Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse": no 9, Les cloches de Genève by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Misha Dacic (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Weimar, Germany 
7. Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 7, Après une lecture du Dante by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Misha Dacic (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 

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