Articles tagged 'Liszt'
A fresh NEOS sparks this roundup and forces an overdue confrontation with col legno’s Prometeo.
Youri Pochtar boasts an encompassing technique, as well as the intellect to grasp the music’s mercurial turns.
Leveraging Google’s big-brother technology, I discover that I’ve only mentioned the lucky recipient of “Mad King” Ludwig II’s patronage in passing. In this line of work, avoiding Wagner is like a wine snob steering clear of Bordeaux.
To those of us of a certain age, the name Leon Fleisher conjures memories of a lavishly gifted American pianist whose Columbia and Epic recordings schooled us in many of the basic works of the piano literature.
Weiner completed his arrangement in 1955, and this is apparently the first recording. The challenges and decisions are huge.
Late Liszt is terrain as well as timeline — the bleak, haunted miniatures that glimpsed the future.
I don’t know that a month has elapsed in the past five years without periods of audiophile anguish over imaging.
Humor in music is a delicate business. Everybody involved — composer, performer and audience — must be familiar with a library’s worth of background in order to savor a moment-long gag.