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Liszt: Piano Sonata, Etudes, Etc / Watts, Rosen


Release Date: 09/10/1996 
Label:  Sony Classical Essential Classics Catalog #: 62664   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  André WattsCharles Rosen
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

[André Watts] meets [the Liszt Sonata's] super-human demands heroically, and keeps faith with the introspective and contemplative facets of the work. The second version of Liszt’s Paganini Études finds Watts in audacious mood, and his bravura playing is masterful. Reminiscences de Don Juan, Liszt’s Mozartian fantasy, and the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 are effectively played by Charles Rosen, and remastered sound is pleasing.

-- Michael Jameson, BBC Music Magazine
[André Watts] meets [the Liszt Sonata's] super-human demands heroically, and keeps faith with the introspective and contemplative facets of the work. The second version of Liszt’s Paganini Études finds Watts in audacious mood, and his bravura playing is masterful. Reminiscences de Don Juan, Liszt’s Mozartian fantasy, and the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 are effectively played by Charles Rosen, and remastered sound is pleasing.

-- Michael Jameson, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  André Watts (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852-1853; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
2. Transcendental Etudes (6) after Paganini, S 140 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  André Watts (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Notes: Ver: 1851 
3. Réminiscences de Don Juan (Mozart), S 418 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Charles Rosen (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1963 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
4. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 10 in E major by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Charles Rosen (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/1963 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 

Sound Samples

Lento assai - Allegro energico
Andante sostenuto
Allegro energico
Preludio. Andante
Etude No. 1 in G minor - Non troppo lento
Etude No. 2 in E-flat Major - Andante. Andantino capriccioso
Etude No. 3 in G-sharp minor "La Campanella" - Allegretto
Etude No. 4 in E Major - Vivo
Etude No. 5 in E Major "La Chasse" - Allegretto
Etude No. 6 in A minor - Quasi presto. Variations 1-11
Don Juan Fantasy
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10

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