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Liszt: The Complete Symphonic Poems Transcribed for Solo Piano, Vol. 3 / Marin


Release Date: 01/19/2018 
Label:  Toccata Classics   Catalog #: 432  
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Risto-Matti Marin
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Although Liszt’s thirteen symphonic poems exist in two-piano transcriptions prepared by the composer himself, it was his Czech student August Stradal (1860–1930) who was to transcribe them for solo piano – versions which demand almost superhuman virtuosity. As the late Malcolm MacDonald writes in his booklet essay, Stradal’s versions ‘transform these revolutionary orchestral compositions into viable and effective piano works, faithfully preserving their masterly musical substance’. A Fanfare review of Volume One in this series had high praise for Risto-Matti Marin’s pianism: ‘One marvels at the stamina that can keep such a plethora of detail in place with such relentless élan; at his narrative shaping, which can turn up an already Read more withering heat, so to speak, at climactic moments; at his overarching persuasiveness’. Risto-Matti Marin, who earned his doctoral degree from the Sibelius Academy in 2010, has recorded many internationally acclaimed solo piano albums, and several others of chamber music, his catalogue extending from the cornerstones of Classical/Romantic piano repertoire to rare original works, transcriptions and contemporary music. In addition to his work as a recitalist and chamber musician, he lectures on piano music and teaches in Finland and abroad. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Hunnenschlacht for 2 Pianos, S 645 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Risto-Matti Marin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Hungary 
2.
Festklänge for 2 Pianos, S 641 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Risto-Matti Marin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Weimar, Germany 
3.
Prometheus for 2 Pianos, S 639 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Risto-Matti Marin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Weimar, Germany 
4.
Mazeppa for 2 Pianos, S 640 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Risto-Matti Marin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Weimar, Germany 

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