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Piano Works [Box set]

F. Liszt Audio CD
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Disc 1:

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listen  1. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.12 in C sharp minor, S.244Jorge Bolet10:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Liszt: Liebestraum No.3 in A flat, S.541 No.3Jorge Bolet 4:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No.1, S.514Jorge Bolet11:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Liszt: 10 Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S.173 - No. 7 FunéraillesJorge Bolet11:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Liszt: Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto, S.434 after Verdi's operaJorge Bolet 7:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Liszt: 6 Etudes d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini, S.140 - 3. La CampanellaJorge Bolet 5:12$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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listen  1. Liszt: Die Forelle, S. 564 piano transcription after SchubertJorge Bolet 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Liszt: Der Müller und der Bach (after Schubert)Jorge Bolet 6:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Liszt: Wohin?, S565/5 (after Schubert)Jorge Bolet 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Liszt: Lebe Wohl!, S563/1 (after Schubert)Jorge Bolet 4:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Liszt: Das Wandern, S565/1 (after Schubert)Jorge Bolet 1:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Liszt: Der Lindenbaum, S246/7 (after Schubert)Jorge Bolet 5:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Liszt: Ständchen ("Horch, horch! die Lerch"), S.558 No.9 piano transcription after SchubertJorge Bolet 3:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Liszt: Auf dem Wasser zu singen, S. 558 No.2 piano transcription after SchubertJorge Bolet 5:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Liszt: Die Post, S561/4 (after Schubert)Jorge Bolet 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Liszt: Schwanengesang, S.560 - piano transcriptions after Schubert - No.3 AufenthaltJorge Bolet 3:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Liszt: Lob der Tränen, S557 (after Schubert)Jorge Bolet 5:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Schubert: Erlkönig, S.558 No.4 Piano transcription after Schubert's D.328Jorge Bolet 5:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Schubert: Fantasy in C Major "Wanderer" - Arr. Liszt for Piano & Orchestra - 1. Allegro con fuocoSir Georg Solti 6:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Schubert: Fantasy in C Major "Wanderer" - Arr. Liszt for Piano & Orchestra - 2. AdagioSir Georg Solti 6:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Schubert: Fantasy in C Major "Wanderer" - Arr. Liszt for Piano & Orchestra - 3. PrestoSir Georg Solti 4:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Schubert: Fantasy in C Major "Wanderer" - Arr. Liszt for Piano & Orchestra - 4. AllegroSir Georg Solti 3:40$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 3:

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listen  1. Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor, S.178 - Lento assai - Allegro energico - Grandioso - Recita- tivoJorge Bolet10:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor, S.178 - Andante sostenuto -Jorge Bolet 8:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor, S.178 - Allegro energico - Andante sostenuto - Lento assaiJorge Bolet10:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Liszt: Valse ImpromptuJorge Bolet 5:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Liszt: Liebestraum No.1, S.541 No.1Jorge Bolet 6:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Liszt: Liebestraum No.2, S.541 No.2Jorge Bolet 4:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Liszt: Liebestraum No.3 in A flat, S.541Jorge Bolet 4:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Liszt: Grand Galop ChromatiqueJorge Bolet 4:30$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 4:

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listen  1. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage: 2ème année: Italie, S.161 - 1. SposalizioJorge Bolet 7:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage: 2ème année: Italie, S.161 - 2. Il PenserosoJorge Bolet 4:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage: 2ème année: Italie, S.161 - 3. Canzonetta del Salvator RosaJorge Bolet 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage: 2ème année: Italie, S.161 - 4. Sonetto 47 del PetrarcaJorge Bolet 5:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage: 2ème année: Italie, S.161 - 5. Sonetto 104 del PetrarcaJorge Bolet 6:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage: 2ème année: Italie, S.161 - 6. Sonetto 123 del PetrarcaJorge Bolet 6:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage: 2ème année: Italie, S.161 - 7. Après un lecture du Dante (Fantasia quasi Sonata)Jorge Bolet16:13$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 5:

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listen  1. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage: 1e année: Suisse, S.160 - 1. La Chapelle de Guilaume TellJorge Bolet 6:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage: 1e année: Suisse, S.160 - 2. Au lac de WallenstadtJorge Bolet 3:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage: 1e année: Suisse, S.160 - 3. PastoraleJorge Bolet 2:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage: 1e année: Suisse, S.160 - 4. Au bord d'une sourceJorge Bolet 3:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage: 1e année: Suisse, S.160 - 5. OrageJorge Bolet 4:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage: 1e année: Suisse, S.160 - 6. Vallée d'ObermannJorge Bolet13:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage: 1e année: Suisse, S.160 - 7. EglogueJorge Bolet 3:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage: 1e année: Suisse, S.160 - 8. La mal du paysJorge Bolet 5:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage: 1e année: Suisse, S.160 - 9. Les cloches de GenêveJorge Bolet 6:25$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Liszt: Venezia e Napoli, S.162 (rev. version 1859) supplement to Années de Pelerinage, 2ème année: Italie (S.161) - 1. GondolieraJorge Bolet 5:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Liszt: Venezia e Napoli, S.162 (rev. version 1859) supplement to Années de Pelerinage, 2ème année: Italie (S.161) - 2. CanzoneJorge Bolet 4:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Liszt: Venezia e Napoli, S.162 (rev. version 1859) supplement to Années de Pelerinage, 2ème année: Italie (S.161) - 3. TarantellaJorge Bolet 9:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage: 3ème année, S.163 - 4. Les jeux d'eau à la Villa d'EsteJorge Bolet 7:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Liszt: 10 Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S.173 - 3.Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitudeJorge Bolet16:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Liszt: Ballade No.2 in B minor, S.171Jorge Bolet14:31$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 7:

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listen  1. Liszt: 12 Etudes d'exécution transcendante, S.139 - No.1 Prélude (Presto)Jorge Bolet 1:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Liszt: 12 Etudes d'exécution transcendante, S.139 - No.2 Molto vivaceJorge Bolet 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Liszt: 12 Etudes d'exécution transcendante, S.139 - No.3 Paysage (Poco adagio)Jorge Bolet 4:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Liszt: 12 Etudes d'exécution transcendante, S.139 - No.4 Mazeppa (Presto)Jorge Bolet 8:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Liszt: 12 Etudes d'exécution transcendante, S.139 - No.5 Feux follets (Allegretto)Jorge Bolet 4:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Liszt: 12 Etudes d'exécution transcendante, S.139 - No.6 Vision (Lento)Jorge Bolet 6:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Liszt: 12 Etudes d'exécution transcendante, S.139 - No.7 Eroica (Allegro)Jorge Bolet 5:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Liszt: 12 Etudes d'exécution transcendante, S.139 - No.8 Wilde Jagd (Presto furioso)Jorge Bolet 6:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Liszt: 12 Etudes d'exécution transcendante, S.139 - No.9 Ricordanza (Andantino)Jorge Bolet10:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Liszt: 12 Etudes d'exécution transcendante, S.139 - No.10 Allegro agitato moltoJorge Bolet 5:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Liszt: 12 Etudes d'exécution transcendante, S.139 - No.11 Harmonies du soir (Andantino)Jorge Bolet10:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Liszt: 12 Etudes d'exécution transcendante, S.139 - No.12 Chasse neige (Andante con moto)Jorge Bolet 6:07$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 8:

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listen  1. Liszt: 2 Etudes de Concert, S.145 - No.1 WaldesrauschenJorge Bolet 3:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Liszt: 2 Etudes de Concert, S.145 - No.2 GnomenreigenJorge Bolet 3:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Liszt: 3 Etudes de Concert, S.144 - No. 1 in A flat "Il lamento" (A capriccio - Allegro cantabile)Jorge Bolet10:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Liszt: 3 Etudes de Concert, S.144 - No. 2 in F minor "La leggierezza" (A capriccio - Quasi allegretto)Jorge Bolet 4:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Liszt: 3 Etudes de Concert, S.144 - No. 3 in D flat "Un sospiro" (Allegro affettuoso)Jorge Bolet 5:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Liszt: Consolation No.1, Andante con motoJorge Bolet 1:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Liszt: Consolation No.2, S.172 - Un poco più mossoJorge Bolet 3:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Liszt: Consolation No.3, S.172 - Lento placidoJorge Bolet 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Liszt: Consolation No.4, Quasi AdagioJorge Bolet 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Liszt: Consolation No.5, AndantinoJorge Bolet 2:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Liszt: Consolation No.6, S.172 No.6, Allegretto sempre cantabileJorge Bolet 3:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Liszt: Réminiscences de Don Juan, S. 418Jorge Bolet19:03$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 9:

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listen  1. Liszt: Reminiscences de Norma, S.394 (after Bellini)Jorge Bolet20:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Liszt: Totentanz, S.126. Paraphrase on "Dies Irae"for piano and orchestraLondon Symphony Orchestra15:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Liszt: Malédiction for piano and orchestra, S121London Symphony Orchestra15:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Liszt: Fantasia on Hungarian Folk tunes, S.123London Symphony Orchestra15:41$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 9, 2001)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 9
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B00005ND3L
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,104 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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One of the greatest interpreters of Liszt, Jorge Bolet recorded eight volumes of his solo piano musicfor Decca. These recordings have previously only been available separtely and at top price. Anadded bonus in this collector's edition box is a nineth CD, which includes the reminiscences onthemes from Bellini's opera 'Norma' and the Fantasia on Hungarian folk themes.

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142 of 147 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great collection of Liszt treasures January 11, 2004
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The booklet of this set has an interesting explanation of why Jorge Bolet stayed out of the spotlights for so long before taking up his -glorious- career. It was his devotion to Liszt. By then, in the 1950s, Liszt was still regarded as a B-composer (There are still people who tend to think so: I read someone who called Liszt `the father of all bar pianists'. Now, if you know a worse offence...). Only after Liszt's reputation had increased, Bolet could enter his `Indian summer', which lasted from about 1975 until his passing away in 1990. During this period, he was finally able to perform his favourite music as much as possible. This fine 9-disc set may indeed be Bolet's most important testament. Additionally, it's one of the most important Liszt collections on the market. But beware: there's much more than just Bolet, considering Liszt's piano works. I can't say this is the perfect set or near it. Still five stars, for some astonishing piano playing that we don't come across very often nowadays.

Bolet won a Gramophone Award for his 1st book of Années de Pelerinage, which is not strange when listening to the recordings. This is a portrait of a man who's entirely on his own, looking for his soul while wandering trough the beautiful Switzerland - I can't say it better than B. Johnson already did. It's Romantic nonsense, of course, but in Liszt's days it was a common idea, and it can still sweep me away. Bolet's superior tonal colouring - beautiful, but not too far-driven, for the risk it would almost be too intimidating - and his peaceful nature lift this music to the greatest heights. My only complaint would be the `Orage' piece: Bolet's technique can't quite handle it, and its aggressive nature is much less overwhelming as a result.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My desert-island Liszt box set April 23, 2011
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Let's get something straight in the beginning: Jorge Bolet is an apotheosis of ANTI-virtuoso approach to the music of Franz Liszt. That is precisely why he is the pianist who - with the obvious exception of Leslie Howard of course - has probably done most to raise Liszt's reputation as a truly great composer, far removed from the once popular notion of meretricious dilettante. So if you like Liszt for virtuosity's sake only, you may just as well skip this box set.

I often hear Jorge Bolet's early recordings accused of too much virtuosity and his late ones (for DECCA, this box set) of too less virtuosity. This is tosh. Comparison between his two recordings of the Transcendental Etudes is very revealing: 1970 for Ensayo, available separately; and 1985 for DECCA, Disc 7 in this box set. Of course it is true that the earlier recording is faster and more powerful, but you cannot possibly mistaken Bolet's eloquent musicianship with that of any other pianist, his closest rival Claudio Arrau included. The late recording is very different indeed: it is perhaps the slowest ever recorded; it should be remembered, though, that Bolet in 1985 was 70 years old, for one thing, and that he was ill through most of the 1980s anyway. That said, he is still capable of stupendous technical feats - but the more important factor is that he managed, as every great artist does, to turn his technical shortcomings into musical advantages. His late recording of Liszt's Transcendentals, for all slow tempi and 'lack of brilliance', as some superficial listeners complain, is by far the most extraordinary interpretation I have ever heard. The contrast with the moronic banging and abominably fast tempi of Berezovsky, Cziffra and co. is glaring, to say the least.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ethella Chuprik and Liszt piano works April 20, 2001
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Format:Audio CD
I have to say it has taken me quite some time to track this CD down. I owned a recording of this CD when it was printed under the Lydian label. This is a recording of Ethella Chuprik doing Lizst piano sonata in b flat, rhapsode espangol, mazeppa, and mephisto waltz. I have listened to alot of different recordings of the above, including Leslie Howard's interpretations on Hyperion records, and I have to say this is truly a brilliant interpretation and performance of the work. Both the piano sonata and the mephisto waltz are by far some of the best recordings I have heard of these pieces. Ethella Chuprik builds into crescendos that are absolutely gripping. While this is a budget label, the sound quality is remarkable. While I am not sure what type of piano this was recorded on, it has the richness of a steinway, and the airiness of a concert hall, with none of the superfluous noise that can sometimes ruin a good concert hall recording. In any case, if you could not tell from the above, I am very enthusiastic about this recording. I hope you enjoy it too.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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I spent 2 weeks listening through this box set. The best parts of it are the complete collections such as the First, Second and Supplemental Years of the Annees de Pelerinage and the complete Transcendental Etudes. The playing is compelling and the technique is near flawless, if not flawless. I like the fact that Bolet does not rush through any one piece for the sake of speed over substance but I feel his playing of the Galop Chromatique is too slow. I really wish this set further included the entire Harmonies Poetiques and the entire Annees de Pelerinage. Had it contained those two works in their entirety, I would've given this box set 6 stars out of 5.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential
Gorgeous interpretations with full, rich piano sound. A great buy.
Published 2 months ago by Dr. J. J. Kregarman
5.0 out of 5 stars New CDs, good interpretation.
Good recording quality. Since this are new not used CDs I was acually able to enjoy what I have bought (see my review for review of Etudes D'Execution Transcendante I bought, too. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Herta Boehm
5.0 out of 5 stars Liszt for the ages
Both for those that would like to find out for the first time what Liszt is all about, and for those few that are very familiar with the Paganini of the 88: LOOK NO FURTHER! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Quinton Fox
5.0 out of 5 stars Ethella Chuprik's excellent recording of Sonata in B minor and...
I am actually ashamed that the price of this magnificent CD was only $3.85, after paying $15 or $16 per CD for much worse recordings of the same material of Liszt by "big... Read more
Published 5 months ago by A. Cuneyt Tas
5.0 out of 5 stars Hidden Piano Treasure
This is my first collection of Liszt's work and I'm very glad I discovered it.
The beauty of the pieces is amazing and it's a shame so much of Liszt's work is not included in... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Fearless
4.0 out of 5 stars Liszt: Piano Works [Box Set]
The cardboard containers in the box that contain each individual CD are too hard to get into. Would also have not included some of the works that were selected for the set.
Published on July 8, 2012 by Marilyn
5.0 out of 5 stars jewel of piano
Nice collection and beautiful play.
The quality of sound of this cd is super also.
The most favorite cd out of my collection.
Published on April 4, 2012 by vill klinton
5.0 out of 5 stars High-voltage Liszt with Francois-Rene Duchable
I must admit that from the plethora of great pianists ever, if one can chose 10 genuine virtuosos gifted with those special qualities required by Liszt's vast and demanding output,... Read more
Published on August 7, 2010 by P. Adrian
5.0 out of 5 stars Ethereal LIszt in Superb Sound
Piano playing of extraordinary romantic depth and breadth. Bolet is inside Liszt's mind, as Liszt's romantic self unfolds on the keyboard. It is as if Bolet is the master himself. Read more
Published on September 29, 2006 by Classicalman
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