Liszt: Studies and transcriptions

Liszt: Studies and transcriptions
Composer Franz Liszt
Artist Michele Campanella piano
Format 6 CD
Cat. number 94147
EAN code 5028421941479
Release April 2011

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About this release

This box of hitherto unissued recordings will be a must for any pianophile. Michele Campanella is already known to such connoisseurs as a Liszt player of the highest distinction, who has played the composer’s music for many decades now. These recordings were made in Italy in the last 10 years, and reveal him as an ever more acute interpreter of this often elusive music.

Most obviously demanding, of course, are the 12 Transcendental Studies, that ultimate synthesis of literary-inspired creative fire and technical wizardry. Two discs of Wagner transcriptions venture from the familiar and relatively straightforward (Isoldes Liebestod) to the transformative recreations, entirely worthy of the originals, wrought by Liszt on themes from Lohengrin and Parsifal.Then on a disc of Liszt is the well-known Rigoletto paraphrase but also transcriptions of music from Gerusalem and Simon Boccanegra. Altogether we encounter the protean genius of Liszt at his most flexible, responding to the appetite of his day for both operatic pot-pourris and for clouds of piano dreams.

OTHER INFORMATION:
• Michele Campanella on Liszt: essay and biography included in the booklet
• In this Liszt anniversary year, this generous box will arouse additional interest
• There is more Campanella and Liszt to come from Brilliant Classics in 2011
• www.michelecampanella.org

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Études d’exécution transcendante, S 139 (1852): Preludio
  2. Études d’exécution transcendante, S 139 (1852): (Molto vivace)
  3. Études d’exécution transcendante, S 139 (1852): Paysage
  4. Études d’exécution transcendante, S 139 (1852): Mazeppa
  5. Études d’exécution transcendante, S 139 (1852): Feux follets
  6. Études d’exécution transcendante, S 139 (1852): Vision
  7. Études d’exécution transcendante, S 139 (1852): Eroica
  8. Études d’exécution transcendante, S 139 (1852): Wilde Jagd
  9. Études d’exécution transcendante, S 139 (1852): Ricordanza
  10. Études d’exécution transcendante, S 139 (1852): (Allegro agitato molto)
  11. Études d’exécution transcendante, S 139 (1852): Harmonies du soir
  12. Études d’exécution transcendante, S 139 (1852): Chasse-neige

Disk 2

  1. Phantasiestück, S 439 on themes from Rienzi
  2. Tannhäuser: O, du mein holder Abendstern (Act I) S 444
  3. Tannhäuser: Entry of the Guests (Act III), S 445 No. 1
  4. Walhall, S 449 on themes from Der Ring des Nibelungen
  5. Lieder aus der Musik von Eduard Lassen zu Hebbels Nibelungen: Hagen und Kriemhild
  6. Lieder aus der Musik von Eduard Lassen zu Hebbels Nibelungen: Bechlarn
  7. Der fliegende Holländer: Ballade, S 441
  8. Der fliegende Holländer: Spinnerlied, S 440

Disk 3

  1. Lohengrin: Elsas Brautzug zum Münster, S 445 No. 2
  2. Lohengrin: Elsas Traum, S 446 No. 2 –
  3. Lohengrin: Lohengrins Verweis an Elsa, S 446 No. 3
  4. Lohengrin: Festspiel und Brautlied, S 446 No. 1
  5. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Am stillen Herd, S 448
  6. Isolde Liebestod, S 447
  7. Parsifal: Feierlicher Marsch zum heiligen Graal, S 450

Disk 4

  1. Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 ‘Pastorale’ from S 464: I. Allegro ma non troppo
  2. Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 ‘Pastorale’ from S 464: II. Andante molto moto
  3. Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 ‘Pastorale’ from S 464: III. Allegro
  4. Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 ‘Pastorale’ from S 464: IV. Allegro – V. Allegretto

Disk 5

  1. Ernani: Paraphrase de concert, S 431a (or S 432)
  2. Jérusalem: Salve Maria, S 431
  3. Il trovatore: Miserere, S 433
  4. Rigoletto: Paraphrase de concert, S 434
  5. Don Carlo: Coro di festa e Marcia funebre, S 435
  6. Messa di Requiem: Agnus Dei, S 437
  7. Réminiscences de Boccanegra, S 438
  8. Aida: Danza sacra e duetto finale, S 436

Disk 6

  1. Concert paraphrase, S 410 on the Wedding March and Dance of the Elves from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mendelssohn)
  2. Les Adieux, S 409: Rêverie on a theme from Roméo et Juliette (Gounod)
  3. La Sonnambula: Grande Fantaisie de Concert, S 627 (Bellini)
  4. Les Sabéennes, S 408: Berceuse from La Reine de Saba (Gounod)
  5. Valse, S 407 from Faust (Gounod)
  6. Transcription brillante, S 456 of the Valse d’Adèle for the left hand (Géza Zichy, Count Vasony-Keö)
  7. Réminiscences de Don Juan, S 418 (Mozart)