- Performer: Rachel Barton, Thomas Labe
- Composer: F. Liszt
- Audio CD (October 7, 1997)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Dorian
- ASIN: B000001QBS
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #294,906 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Franz Liszt: Works For Violin and Piano
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by Thomas Labe
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So, I'm very happy of it. Thanks a lot, Amazon!
This is the recording project by young virtuosi of our time, that give us a fresh new sight of the original compositions and composers new intentions. Many of Liszt's works had been revised more than twice by himself and these are another cases that he also, transcribed for different instruments combinations.
For your reference:
--Dante Symphony Dante Sonata(Teldec)
(Daniel Barenboim Piano,conductor with Berliner Philharmoniker)
----Dante sonata is from Liszt's famous Piano book "Annees de Pelerinage Deuxieme annee-Italie" also available by many pianists,there are too many to liszt(list),But this Barenboim CD is a good example of totally different form of music in convenient one recording which I believe also had the same intention as this project.----
Back to this CD,originals for works recorded here were in mainly, piano solo to piano duet, voice.
As a Liszt lover, I always craved more of his rare works not because it is rare but because I am curious to know if he had made any musical revisions. Leslie Howard (Complete Liszt piano works-musthave reference for Liszt piano works:I thought I found a couple of piano first versions which are not widely known, he already recorded those, too) provides us with expert opinions of each works and more. And some curious reference of all the chamber music Liszt wrote or revised in each combinations of instruments.
I have not seen any performance of these works or recordings before, that itself proves that this is a must-have for Liszt lovers. We can peek into his mind as a composer, not as a merely a virtuoso pianist. And how his music was evolved through the years. (Some of the works shows more than 30 years has elapsed from the first version took form and that is a life time of Mozart!)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This recording does nothing for me. I expected Liszt's works to be more rewarding. The only saving grace is I paid so little for it.Published on October 8, 2009 by Professor Steve
Thomas Labe's performance of the Hungarian Rhapsody was magnificent! Why haven't we heard more of this pianist?Published on January 17, 2000