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Literary Fantasies: Piano Works of Liszt & Schumann / Gadjiev


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Acousence   Catalog #: 13117  
Composer:  Franz LisztRobert Schumann
Performer:  Alexander Gadjiev
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Romanticism” is characterized by crossing all kinds of boundaries. Usually, the titles of compositions give us insight into how their creators were inspired by literature, landscapes or works of art. But mere titles do not exhaust the phenomenon of crossing borders the least. Many artists have multiple talents. Franz Liszt not only composed, but was also an outstanding piano virtuoso. Robert Schumann had to give up his promising piano career. Both possessed literary talent. On this new release, Alexander Gadjiev performs works by Liszt and Schumann that were inspired by literature. Tutored by his father, a well-known Russian teacher, Alexander Gadjiev played a solo concerto for the first time with orchestra at the age of nine and held his Read more first solo recital aged ten. He is currently studying with Pavel Gililov at Mozarteum Salzburg and participating in prestigious masterclasses such as the “Eppan Piano Academy” and “Verbier Piano Academy,” both limited to a very small number of selected pianists from around the world. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Petrarca Sonnets (3) for Piano, S 158 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alexander Gadjiev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1839-46; Hungary 
2.
Kreisleriana, Op. 16 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alexander Gadjiev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
3.
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 7, Après une lecture du Dante by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alexander Gadjiev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
4.
Phantasiestücke (3) for Piano, Op. 111: no 2, Più tosto lento by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alexander Gadjiev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Germany 

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