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Liszt: Opera Transcriptions, Paganini Etudes / Brendel, Kentner


Release Date: 09/01/2003 
Label:  Vox   Catalog #: 342   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred BrendelLouis Kentner
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

In recent decades, Brendel has focused his attention on the Austro-German Classics, the sort of music which Schnabel said was better than could ever be performed. You might say that Liszt's music is only as good as it is performed, and yet as a young man in the late Fifties Brendel made it something of a speciality. What he brings to it, apart from very strong fingers, is a compelling sense of continuity and rhetoric. These are very public, in-your-face performances...

-- Adrian Jack, BBC Music Magazine
reviewing the Brendel performances previously reissued as Vox 5181


Liszt's twelve transcendental studies are a cornerstone of keyboard literature for reasons I discussed at length when
Read more reviewing Louis Kentner's set which is outstanding for poetic perception and pianistic imagination.

-- Gramophone [7/1974]
reviewing the Kentner performance on LP
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Works on This Recording

1. Réminiscences de Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti), S 397 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835-1836; Geneva, Switzerland 
2. Paraphrase on the "Miserere" from Verdi's "Trovatore", S 433 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
3. Réminiscences de Norma (Bellini), S 394 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
4. Weber's "Oberon" Overture, S 574 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Weimar, Germany 
5. Bénédiction et Serment from Berlioz's "Cellini", S 396 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Weimar, Germany 
6. Isolde's "Liebestod" from Wagner's "Tristan", S 447 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Weimar, Germany 
7. Transcendental Etudes (6) after Paganini, S 140 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Louis Kentner (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Switzerland 

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