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Liszt at the Opera

Release date: 01 Oct 2013, CHAN10793

Artists

Louis Lortie

Composers

Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt

Label

Period

Romantic

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Franz Liszt: Wagner - Tannhauser: Overture, S442/R275 15:37   $
Overture, S442/R275 15:37   $
Franz Liszt: Wagner - O du mein holder Abendstern, Rezitativ und Romanze aus der Oper Tannhauser, S444/R277 5:58   $
Lento - Recitativ 02:35   $
Romanze 03:23   $
Franz Liszt: Wagner - Spinnerlied aus dem Fliegenden Hollander, S440/R273 5:33   $
Wagner - Spinnerlied aus dem Fliegenden Hollander, S440/R273 05:33   $
Franz Liszt: Valse de l'opera Faust de Gounod, S407/R166 9:33   $
Valse de l'opera Faust de Gounod, S407/R166 09:33   $
Franz Liszt: Verdi - Rigoletto: Paraphrase de concert, S434/R267 7:45   $
Paraphrase de concert, S434/R267 07:45   $
Franz Liszt: Mozart - Reminiscences de Don Juan, S418/R228 15:11   $
Grave - 03:44   $
Duetto - 02:52   $
Variation 1 - 03:04   $
Variation 2 - 02:27   $
Presto 03:04   $
Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, Act I: Prelude (arr. L. Lortie for piano) 11:18   $
Prelude (arr. L. Lortie for piano) 11:18   $
Franz Liszt: Wagner - Isoldes Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, S447/R280 6:53   $
Wagner - Isoldes Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, S447/R280 06:53   $
 

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In this new release, the exclusive Chandos artist and award-winning pianist Louis Lortie continues his exploration of piano works by Franz Liszt. His previous Liszt releases have been critically acclaimed, Gramophone describing his performance of the complete Années de Pèlerinage as ‘spellbinding’. Here Lortie turns his hand to the composer’s opera transcriptions and paraphrases, works that revolutionised composition for the piano with their unheralded technical innovation. The original works by Liszt based on Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Verdi’s Rigoletto, and Gounod’s Faust not only demonstrate the dazzling technical possibilities of the piano but reveal the unique and fascinating musical imagination with which Liszt transformed some of the best-known music in the operatic repertoire. Completing the disc are several more or less straightforward transcriptions based on operas by Richard Wagner who, despite a rocky start to their relationship, forged a close musical bond with Liszt. Among them is the popular transcription of the ‘Liebestod’ from Tristan und Isolde. Liszt never completed a transcription of its natural musical companion, the Prelude to the opera, so here Louis Lortie has recorded his own arrangement of it.

Liszt at the Opera

Category Solo Instrumental

Period Romantic

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