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Liszt: The Great Transcriptions / Arrau, Campanella, Et Al


Release Date: 06/10/1997 
Label:  Philips Duo Catalog #: 456052   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele CampanellaAlexandre UninskyZoltán KocsisMisha Dichter,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Five stars for adrenalin: the cast of virtuosi and philosophers of the keyboard lives up to Liszt’s rethinkings, independent fantasies and (fairly) straight arrangements. Verdi and Wagner operas are the chief sources. Gounod takes the honours for spectacle, Schumann’s ‘Widmung’ for erotic ardour in Dichter’s sole contribution. The powerfully focused Arrau and the now flamboyant, now delicate Campanella appear most often, while there is softer-grained playing from Uninsky and Kocsis. Altogether a summit of creative and pianistic astonishment.
Performance: 5 (out of 5) Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Robert Maycock, BBC Music Magazine
Five stars for adrenalin: the cast of virtuosi and philosophers of the keyboard lives up to Liszt’s rethinkings, independent fantasies and (fairly) straight arrangements. Verdi and Wagner operas are the chief sources. Gounod takes the honours for spectacle, Schumann’s ‘Widmung’ for erotic ardour in Dichter’s sole contribution. The powerfully focused Arrau and the now flamboyant, now delicate Campanella appear most often, while there is softer-grained playing from Uninsky and Kocsis. Altogether a summit of creative and pianistic astonishment.
Performance: 5 (out of 5) Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Robert Maycock, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Paraphrase on a Waltz from Gounod's "Faust", S 407 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1861; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1971 
2.
Illustrations de "Prophète" (3), S 414: no 2, Les patineurs by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849-1850; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1972 
3.
Spinning Chorus from Wagner's "Fliegende Holländer", S 440 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alexandre Uninsky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1964 
4.
Bridal Procession from Wagner's "Lohengrin", S 445 no 2 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1980 
Venue:  England 
5.
March to the Grail from Wagner's "Parsifal", S 450 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1980 
Venue:  England 
6.
Widmung (Schumann) for Piano, S 566 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Misha Dichter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1980 
Venue:  Switzerland 
7.
Réminiscences de Norma (Bellini), S 394 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
8.
Paraphrase on Quartet from Verdi's "Rigoletto", S 434 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
9.
Paraphrase de concert on Verdi's "Ernani", S 432 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1859 
10.
Paraphrase on the "Miserere" from Verdi's "Trovatore", S 433 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
11.
Salve Maria de Jérusalem from Verdi's "I Lombardi", S 431 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Weimar, Germany 
12.
Paraphrase on themes from Verdi's "Aida", S 436 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Rome, Italy 
13.
Coro e marcia funebre from Verdi's "Don Carlos", S 435 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867-1868; Rome, Italy 
14.
Polonaise from Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin", S 429 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1972 

Sound Samples

Faust/Gounod: Fantasia on the Waltz, S.407
Onegin/Tchaikovsky: Polonaise, S.262
Der Prophet/Meijerbeer: Illustration No.2 "Les Patineurs", S.414
Spinning Song, S.440 piano transcription from Richard Wagner's "Flying Dutchman"
Lohengrin: Elsas Brautzug zum Münster: Transcription S.445
Parsifal: Feierlicher Marsch: Transcription, S.450
Widmung, S.566 after Schumann
Reminiscences de Norma, S.394 (after Bellini)
Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto, S.434 after Verdi's opera: Rigoletto - Concert Paraphrase
Ernani: Concert Paraphrase, S.432
Il Trovatore: Miserere, Concert Paraphrase S.433
I Lombardi: Salve Maria: Concert Paraphrase, S.431
Aida: Danza sacre e Duetto finale: Concert Paraphrase, S.436
Don Carlo: Coro di festa e Marcia funebre: Concert Paraphrase, S.435

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