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Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies
Composer Franz Liszt
Artist Maltempo Vincenzo
Format 2 CD
Cat. number PCLD0108
EAN code 5060385450437
Release May 2016

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About this release

This 2 CD set contains a new recording of the complete 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies by Liszt, an immense achievement of Vincenzo Maltempo, who has established himself as one of the foremost pianists of his generation.
Liszt wrote his Rhapsodies at the peak of his powers as a travelling piano virtuoso. They form his homage to the country of his birth, Hungary, using (quasi) folk melodies in the Hungarian mode. Usually constructed in binary form, a slow melancholy introduction and a fast and furious folk dance finale, they are vehicles of true sentiment, deep passion and blazing virtuosity, a part of the standard concert repertoire of many pianists. Vincenzo Maltempo has already made his name with his spectacular recordings of the piano music by Alkan for Piano Classics: “exhilarating, a revelation! “ (Guardian, selected among the 10 best CD’s of 2012), “his playing flashes with summer lightning” (Gramophone), “Maltempo puts his phenomenal technique at the service of his poetic vision”(Piano News), “with this passionate performance Maltempo confirms his place in the restricted circle of Alkan’s best performers” (5 star, Diapason) and many more.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in C-Sharp Minor, S.244/1
  2. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor, S.244/2
  3. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3 in B-Flat Minor, S.244/3
  4. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 4 in E-Fl at Major, S.244/4
  5. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 5 in E Minor, S.244/5
  6. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D-Flat Major, S.244/6
  7. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 7 in D Minor, S.244/7
  8. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 8 in F-Sharp Minor, S.244/8
  9. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 in E-Flat Major, S.244/9

Disk 2

  1. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 in E Major, S.244/10
  2. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11 in A Minor, S.244/11
  3. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C-Sharp Minor, S.244/12
  4. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13 in A Minor, S.244/13
  5. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 14 in F Minor, S.244/14
  6. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15 in A Minor, S.244/15
  7. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 16 in A Minor, S.244/16
  8. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 17 in D minor, S.244/17
  9. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 18 in F-Sharp Minor, S.244/18
  10. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 19 in D Minor, S.244/19