50 Best Liszt

50 Best Liszt

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50 Best Liszt

50 Best is a series of 3-CD sets which feature genres of music ranging from symphonies, concertos, and solo instrumental works to chamber music, songs, and operas. This new release is dedicated to the 50 best works of Liszt and celebrates the 200th anniversary of this beloved Hungarian composer’s birth.

CD 1 presents complete performances of Liszt’s sweeping piano concertos as well as extracts from a number of his other works for piano and orchestra. The remaining two CDs showcase Liszt’s huge output of works for solo piano, from his celebrated miniatures and transcriptions to his massive sonatas and intricate etudes. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 08/23/2011
Label: Warner Classics
UPC: 5099908380722
catalogNumber: 83807

Tracks

  1. Paganini Etudes (6), for piano (Grandes Études de Paganini), S. 141 (LW A173): 6. Theme & Variations
  2. Paganini Etudes (6), for piano (Grandes Études de Paganini), S. 141 (LW A173): 5. La chasse
  3. Paganini Etudes (6), for piano (Grandes Études de Paganini), S. 141 (LW A173): 4. Arpèges
  4. Paganini Etudes (6), for piano (Grandes Études de Paganini), S. 141 (LW A173): 3. La campanella
  5. En rêve, nocturne for piano, S. 207 (LW A336)
  6. Nuages gris (Trübe Wolken), for piano, S. 199 (LW A305)
  7. Liebesträume, notturno for piano No. 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/3 (LW A103/3)
  8. Valse oubliée, for piano No. 1, S. 215/1 (LW A311/1)
  9. Études d'exécution transcendante (12 Transcendental Etudes), for piano, S. 139 (LW A172): 9. Harmonies du soir
  10. Études d'exécution transcendante (12 Transcendental Etudes), for piano, S. 139 (LW A172): 8. Wilde Jagd
  11. Études d'exécution transcendante (12 Transcendental Etudes), for piano, S. 139 (LW A172): 7. Eroica
  12. Études d'exécution transcendante (12 Transcendental Etudes), for piano, S. 139 (LW A172): 6. Vision
  13. Études d'exécution transcendante (12 Transcendental Etudes), for piano, S. 139 (LW A172): 5. Feux follets
  14. Études d'exécution transcendante (12 Transcendental Etudes), for piano, S. 139 (LW A172): 4. Mazeppa
  15. Études d'exécution transcendante (12 Transcendental Etudes), for piano, S. 139 (LW A172): 3. Paysage
  16. Études d'exécution transcendante (12 Transcendental Etudes), for piano, S. 139 (LW A172): 2. Molto vivace
  17. Études d'exécution transcendante (12 Transcendental Etudes), for piano, S. 139 (LW A172): 1. Preludio
  18. Konzertetüden (2), for piano, S. 145 (LW A218)
  19. Consolations (6), for piano, S. 172 (LW A111a/2)
  20. Isoldens Liebestod: Schlußszene aus Tristan und Isolde, transcription for piano (after Wagner), S. 447 (LW A239)
  21. Miserere du Trovatore, transcription for piano (after Verdi) , S. 433 (LW A199)
  22. Rigoletto: paraphrase de concert (after Verdi), for piano, S. 434 (LW A187)
  23. Piano Sonata in B minor, S. 178 (LW A179)
  24. Totentanz, for piano & orchestra, S. 126 (LW H8): [Conclusion]
  25. Malédiction, for piano & string orchestra (or string sextet), S. 121 (LW H1): [Excerpt]
  26. Fantasie über Motiven aus Beethovens Ruinen von Athen, for piano & orchestra, S. 122 (LW H9)
  27. Hungarian Fantasy (Fantasie über ungarische Volksmelodien), for piano & orchestra, S. 123 (LW H12): [Excerpt]
  28. Polonaise brillante, transcription for piano (after von Weber: Opp. 21 & 72) , S. 455 (LW A175)
  29. Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S. 125 (LW H6)
  30. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S. 124 (LW H4)

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