The Liszt Album (Incls 'Piano Sonata in B minor' & 'Piano Concerto No. 1')

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The Liszt Album (Incls 'Piano Sonata in B minor' & 'Piano Concerto No. 1')
Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

[ Sony Classical / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Saturday 20 August 2011

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"This blistering account of the E flat Concerto, recorded in Carnegie Hall when Rubinstein was in his late sixties, might change that perception." Reissue of the Month Gramophone Magazine Sept 2011

"Liszt is not a composer one instantly associates with Rubinstein...This blistering account of the E flat Concerto, recorded in Carnegie Hall when Rubinstein was in his late sixties, might change that perception...the playing crackles with the drama and energy of a live performance."
Reissue of the Month Gramophone Magazine Sept 2011

"Listening to these recordings is like eavesdropping on a gracefully ageing veteran, delighted that his fingers are still capable of coming up with the goods...[The Sonata] is played here with a freewheeling grace and humanity. The last few seconds are a highlight - here a miraculous, poetic unwinding."
(The Arts Desk)

"Rubinstein's rounded tone and spacious firepower confirm his legendary reputation, and then some: Liebestraum has an unaffected depth. Unforgettable."
(BBC Music Five Stars Aug 2011)

Tracks:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124
(RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, Alfred Wallenstein)
Piano Sonata in B minor, S178
Valse oubliée No. 1, S.215/1
Funérailles (Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173 No. 7)
Valse-Impromptu, S.213
Mephisto Waltz No. 1
Liebestraum, S541 No. 3 in A flat major
Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 10 in E major 'Preludio'
Consolation, S. 172 No. 3 in D flat major
Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 12 in C sharp minor