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Valentina Lisitsa - Live At The Royal Albert Hall [DVD]

Lisitsa,Valentina
Release Date: 08/07/2012 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001717409  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartFranz LisztLudwig van BeethovenSergei Rachmaninov,   ... 
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"a thrilling mix of Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt. There's an energy and excitement about it that only a sensational live recording can deliver." -- FS, Sun [July 6, 2012] "guaranteed chart-topper...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, Independent (London) [July 7, 2012] "a thrilling mix of Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt. There's an energy and excitement about it that only a sensational live recording can deliver." -- FS, Sun [July 6, 2012] "guaranteed chart-topper...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, Independent (London) [July 7, 2012] Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Fantasy for Piano in C minor, K 475 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
2. Des Mädchens Klage (Schubert) for Piano, S 563 no 2 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Hungary 
3. Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560: no 12, Der Doppelgänger by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Switzerland 
4. Erlkönig (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 4 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; France 
5. 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 
6. 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 
7. Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 5 in G major, Moderato by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
8. 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 
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. 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 
11. Počmes (2) for Piano, Op. 32 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
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. Etudes (3) for Piano, Op. 65: no 1, Allegro fantastico by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Russia 
14. 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 
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 
16. 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 
17. Totentanz for Piano, S 525 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1860-1865; Weimar, Germany 
18. Ellens Gesang (Schubert) "Ave Maria" for Piano, S 558 no 12 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; France 
19. Grandes Etudes (6) de Paganini, S 141: no 3, La Campanella by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851 
20. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 12 in C sharp minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1885; Weimar, Germany 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 From You Tube to Royal Albert Hall September 25, 2012 By Tom Henighan (Ottawa, ON) See All My Reviews "This is an exciting disc with all the trappings of a long-awaited “in person” debut by a new musical celebrity created by the phenomenon of You Tube. The cultural and media analysts must be having a field day with this one, and those of us who have given any thought as to how music is presented in modern society and who grew up listening to recordings even before the LP era can only be amazed. After some forty-three million electronic “hits” Ms. Lisitsa gets her chance to perform before a packed house in Royal Albert Hall. Her self-introduction in very broken English is charming, and her program, while unusual only in its huge technical challenges, is dispatched with brisk efficiency. It features several Liszt virtuoso pieces, culminating with the Todentanz and the “La Campanella” etude, in both of which she is simply dazzling. Listening to these I thought of a remark by Samuel Johnson which might be paraphrased as follows: “The wonder was not that they were well done–which they were!–but that they could be done at all.” Her three Chopin offerings show great sensitivity, and her two Scriabin numbers are played with real commitment and energy. Oddly enough, the Rachmaninoff, one of her specialties, seems–at least to this listener–almost perfunctory, and the G minor prelude is surely too fast! The Beethoven and Mozart are fine, but, given the competition, you would probably not buy this disc to hear her in these. On the whole, and despite a few reservations, I enjoyed this disc immensely. I can’t imagine anyone passing it by–it’s really an historic occasion in recording history, beautifully photographed and recorded: the Decca producers did the occasion complete justice, it seems. I’ll be returning to this often." Report Abuse
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