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Valentina Lisitsa - Live At The Royal Albert Hall

Lisitsa,Valentina
Release Date: 07/24/2012 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001709102  
Composer:  Sergei RachmaninovLudwig van BeethovenFranz LisztFrédéric Chopin,   ... 
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Valentina Lisitsa, the “YouTube Pianist,” made her sensational solo debut at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 19 June. Streamed live on YouTube the concert received an incredible 74,329 views, with some 6,000 comments being posted on Valentina’s YouTube Channel to date.

"This Decca debut [is] a guaranteed chart-topper. It helps that she is gifted: there's an admirable lightness of touch and appreciation of rhythmic flow to her "Für Elise", and her negotiation of Liszt's "Un Sospiro" is captivating..." – Andy Gill, The Independent, London [07 July 2012]

"It soon became clear Lisitsa is a serious artist. She’d chosen a hugely taxing programme, book-ended with two Liszt
Read more showpieces. She played these with urgent intensity and a feeling for their sudden moments of pathos, which lifted them out of their showpiece status. Her essential attribute is a fevered urgency, an almost desperate desire to suck the expressive marrow from a piece." – Ivan Heweitt, The Telegraph [20 June 2012]
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Works on This Recording

1. Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 5 in G minor, Alla marcia by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Russia 
2. Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
3. Grandes Etudes (6) de Paganini, S 141: no 3 in G sharp minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Weimar, Germany 
4. Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 5 in G major, Moderato by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
5. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
6. Poèmes (2) for Piano, Op. 32 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
7. Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 12 in G sharp minor, Allegro by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
8. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
9. Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 10 in B minor, Lento by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
10. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48: no 1 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
11. Concert Etudes (3) for Piano, S 144: no 3 in D flat Major, Un sospiro by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1848; Weimar, Germany 
12. Etudes (8) for Piano, Op. 42: no 3 in F sharp minor "La moustique" by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
13. Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
14. Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 6 in A minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
15. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 2 in D flat major, B 96 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Valentina Transcends with PASSION and SOUL!!! August 21, 2012 By Nicholas Dallis (Selden, NY) See All My Reviews "One may think, at first glance. that this CD is "just another presentation of classical piano pieces". Not so!!! Miss Valentina delivers the music right to the listeners heart. She has the ability to transcend each composers unique passion as though he was living and breathing in the present. I love this CD more and more each and every time I listen to it. And by the way, Decca has done a top notch job with the recorded sound. You sense it live, but with no annoying concert hall clatter. Thank you Valentina Lisitsa and all at Decdca" Report Abuse
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