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Liszt: Piano Concertos / Barenboim, Boulez, Staatskapelle Berlin

Liszt / Wagner / Boulez / Staatskapelle Berlin
Release Date: 02/28/2012 
Label:  Accentus   Catalog #: 20239  
Composer:  Franz LisztRichard Wagner
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 30 Mins. 

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For the very first time Daniel Barenboim tackled Franz Liszt's two highly virtuosic piano concertos in a single concert. With Pierre Boulez, his friend and esteemed colleague of many years, conducting Barenboim’s own orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin, they were showered with praise on their tour across Europe. For both musicians, Liszt was one of the most important pioneers of modern music, as composer, conductor and pianist. He influenced revolutionary contemporaries such as Robert Schumann and Richard Wagner. Two examples of the latter's magnificent orchestral work round off this concert programme celebrating Liszt’s bicentenary.
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LISZT: PIANO CONCERTOS

Franz Liszt:
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124/R455
Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S125/R456
Consolations, S172/R12: No. 3 in D flat major
Valse oubliée No. 1

Richard Wagner:
A Faust Overture
Siegfried Idyll

Daniel Barenboim, piano
Berlin Staatskapelle
Pierre Boulez, conductor

Recorded live at the Philharmonie Essen on 9–10 June 2011 during the Klavier-Festival Ruhr

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 90 mins
No. of DVDs: 1
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839/1861; Weimar, Germany 
2. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1856; Weimar, Germany 
3. Faust Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1844; Germany 
4. Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Germany 
5. Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172: no 3 in D flat major, Lento placido by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849-1850; Weimar, Germany 
6. Valses oubliées (4) for Piano, S 215: no 1 in F sharp major by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Rome, Italy 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Liszt Piano Concertos / Barenboim, Boulez. May 11, 2012 By Luke Bryant (Oakleigh South, Victoria) See All My Reviews "In this magnificent DVD recording Barenboim’s performance of the Liszt Concerto’s conducted by Pierre Boulez is simply stunning - as exciting to watch as it was thrilling for me to be once again acquainted with the shear dramatic power within these two largely overlooked works hear brought into 21st Century light by Daniel Barenboim.
I suggest you do not miss it!
Luke Bryant – Australia.
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