Articles tagged 'Liszt'

Piano Factory 16. / (Dis)Arrangements 9: Liszt and Wagner

Liszt’s last pieces reflect little interest in pyrotechnics or showy glamour. They are curious about harmony and the spiritual world; some touch on historical subjects, but most all are reflective, even world-weary.

Piano Factory 16. / (Dis)Arrangements 9: Liszt and Wagner

Liszt’s last pieces reflect little interest in pyrotechnics or showy glamour. They are curious about harmony and the spiritual world; some touch on historical subjects, but most all are reflective, even world-weary.

(Dis)Arrangements 8: More Schubert

Schubert left no concertos, but we do have Liszt’s overstuffed quasi-symphonic Fantasy for piano and orchestra.

(Dis)Arrangements 8: More Schubert

Schubert left no concertos, but we do have Liszt’s overstuffed quasi-symphonic Fantasy for piano and orchestra.

(Dis)Arrangements 7: Beethoven

This Ninth is fascinating, hugely musical, a testament to Beethoven and Liszt’s combined brilliance.

(Dis)Arrangements 7: Beethoven

This Ninth is fascinating, hugely musical, a testament to Beethoven and Liszt’s combined brilliance.

Soloists Steal Spotlight in Carnegie Hall Concerts

Two international-class orchestras came to Carnegie Hall within two weeks of each other, performing under the capable batons of highly (and deservedly) acclaimed conductors.

Soloists Steal Spotlight in Carnegie Hall Concerts

Two international-class orchestras came to Carnegie Hall within two weeks of each other, performing under the capable batons of highly (and deservedly) acclaimed conductors.

Composer haunts in Stuttgart, Berlin, Prague

A recent trip allowed for some exploring in Stuttgart, Berlin and Prague.

Composer haunts in Stuttgart, Berlin, Prague

A recent trip allowed for some exploring in Stuttgart, Berlin and Prague.

(Dis)Arrangements 6. / Piano Factory 14.

Bach and Scarlatti on piano are intrinsically arrangements, music relocated to an instrument unanticipated by their composers. Some 19th and 20th-century composer-pianists found Bach and Scarlatti too spindly for the ivories. They added notes and fleshed out chords, and took other liberties such as composing new voices or adjusting harmonies.

(Dis)Arrangements 6. / Piano Factory 14.

Bach and Scarlatti on piano are intrinsically arrangements, music relocated to an instrument unanticipated by their composers. Some 19th and 20th-century composer-pianists found Bach and Scarlatti too spindly for the ivories. They added notes and fleshed out chords, and took other liberties such as composing new voices or adjusting harmonies.

Used Bin Troll Tweets J.

The curmudgeon is back, but sees light at the end of the tunnel.

Used Bin Troll Tweets J.

The curmudgeon is back, but sees light at the end of the tunnel.

Maestro di Suoni e Silenzi:
Necessary Nono 3.

A fresh NEOS sparks this roundup and forces an overdue confrontation with col legno’s Prometeo.

Maestro di Suoni e Silenzi:
Necessary Nono 3.

A fresh NEOS sparks this roundup and forces an overdue confrontation with col legno’s Prometeo.

Youri Pochtar’s late Liszt

Youri Pochtar boasts an encompassing technique, as well as the intellect to grasp the music’s mercurial turns.

Youri Pochtar’s late Liszt

Youri Pochtar boasts an encompassing technique, as well as the intellect to grasp the music’s mercurial turns.

Piano Legends

What makes a pianist a “legend”?

Piano Legends

What makes a pianist a “legend”?