Frank MARTIN: Music for Winds = Concerto for Winds & Piano; Concert Suite; March – Massachusetts Chamber Players/ Nadine Shank, piano – MSR Classics
Wind music by Swiss composer Frank Martin embodies the pacifist nation’s virile national identity. MARTIN: Music for Winds = Concerto for Winds Instruments and Piano (1924); Concert Suite from “A Dance of Death in Basel in the Year 1943”; Official March of the Swiss National Exhibition – Massachusetts Chamber Players/ Nadine Shank, piano – MSR […]
RACHMANINOV: Piano Sonata No. 1 in d minor; 3 Etudes-Tableaux; 4 Songs; Variations on a Theme of Corelli – Sandro Russo, p. – Steinway & Sons
Sandro Russo pays homage to the continuity of style and mood in early and late works of Sergei Rachmaninov. RACHMANINOV: Solo Piano Works = Piano Sonata No. 1 in d minor, Op. 28; 3 Etudes-Tableaux; 4 Songs (arr. E. Wild); Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42 – Sandro Russo, piano – Steinway & […]
LISZT: Apres une lecture de Dante – Fantasia quasi Sonata; 3 Petrarch Sonnets; Mephisto-Waltz; Totentanz – Carlo Grante, piano – Music & Arts
Carlo Grante makes the “literary Liszt” an essential component of any collector’s library of spectacular pianism.
LISZT: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Totentanz; Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Tunes – Nareh Arghamanyan, p./ Radio Sym. Orch. Berlin/ Alain Altinoglu – Pentatone
A young prodigy with all the right stuff displays hers in this album of warhorses.
Gyorgy Cziffra plays LISZT = Both Piano Concertos, Totentanz, Fantasy – IDIS
Appropriate for the Liszt bi-centenary, virtuoso Gyorgy Cziffra returns in the main staples for piano and orchestra, fiery and poetic.
FRANZ LIZST: Tasso, Lamento e Trionfo; Totentanz; other works – Beethoven Orch. Bonn/ Stefan Blunier – MD&G
Works from two distinct periods of Liszt’s life but on a common theme. If you have a liking for Liszt, this should please.