Liszt / Benjamin Grosvenor

Release Date: 4/9/2021
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B003345802
Composer: Franz Liszt
Number of Discs: 1

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Hot on the heels of his 2020 Diapason d'Or and Gramophone Award triumphs, British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor presents his next album with Decca Classics. The album is Grosvenor's most substantial solo recording to date, centered around the works of the Romantic piano virtuoso and composer Franz Liszt. The release marks Benjamin's sixth album on Decca Classics, following the award-winning Chopin Piano Concertos in 2020.

 

REVIEW:

 

An ideal Liszt Sonata performance requires transcendental virtuosity, prodigious colouristic resources, a sense of drama and narrative flow and a gift for fusing both architecture and passion. Benjamin Grosvenor’s interpretation embodies these qualities and then some...One may miss Arrau’s golden-toned largesse or the gaunter classicism of Fleisher, Curzon and Brendel, yet Grosvenor’s Liszt Sonata clearly belongs in such company.

 

– Gramophone (Editor's Choice, March 2021)

Works on This Recording
1. Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1852-1853 ; Weimar, Germany
2. Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, S 174 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854 ; Weimar, Germany
3. Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 4, Sonetto 47 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt
Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1849 ; Weimar, Germany
4. Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 5, Sonetto 104 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt
Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1849 ; Weimar, Germany
5. Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 6, Sonetto 123 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt
Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1849 ; Weimar, Germany
6. Réminiscences de Norma (Bellini), S 394 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841 ; Paris, France
7. Ellens Gesang (Schubert) "Ave Maria" for Piano, S 558 no 12 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1838 ; France
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