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Liszt: Opera Fantasies

Liszt: Opera Fantasies
Composer Franz Liszt
Artist Mark Viner
Format 1 CD
Cat. number PCL0106
EAN code 5060385450420
Release May 2016

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About this release

Following his highly acclaimed début recording of operatic paraphrases of Sigismond Thalberg, Viner continues with his quest for Romantic Revivalism, offering a programme of those of Franz Liszt as a sequel. Presenting rarities alongside more familiar works, this disc offers a unique conspectus of Liszt’s piano music from his itinerant years as touring virtuoso. Embodying almost every imaginable pianistic possibility while drawing upon the impassioned rhetoric of Italian opera, Liszt’s paraphrases are radical conceptions of striking originality and daring innovation. Coupling the dramatic narrative of the opera house with the bravura of the concert hall, this disc is a must for all enticed by full‐blooded Romanticism and hair‐raising virtuosity.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Marche funèbre de Dom Sébastien de Donizetti, S. 402
  2. Réminiscences de Lucrezia Borgia, S. 400: I. Grande Fantaisie I, 1ière partie. Trio du second acte
  3. Réminiscences de Lucrezia Borgia, S. 400: II. Grande Fantaisie II, 2de partie. Chanson à boire – Duo – Finale
  4. Réminiscences de Norma, S. 394
  5. Hexaméron, S. 392