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LISZT, F.: Etudes / Rigoletto Paraphrase / Wagner - Tannhauser: Overture (Biret Solo Edition, Vol. 2)


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LISZT, F.: Etudes / Rigoletto Paraphrase / Wagner - Tannhauser: Overture (Biret Solo Edition, Vol. 2)

“Nearly a quarter century separates the two recordings of the Turkish pianist, who with the Paganini Etudes (1987) demonstrates what a brilliant virtuoso she was, and with the Liszt Sonata—recorded in 2010—shows that she still is. Furthermore, her playing has gained a majestic depth and an expressive self-will, as the Sonata, an exploding testimony of Biret’s late style, exhibits. So, these recordings, very well prepared in respect of sound, are an important contribution to the Liszt year.”
FONOFORUM Germany - 2011
“Idil Biret’s new Liszt album prompts a reappraisal of her extraordinary talent…In her Liszt Sonata…you will hear playing of a formidable power and assurance…There is no mistaking her lightning reflexes in the second of the Paganini Etudes and her vivo in the imitation sautillé bowing of No. 4 would make even Heifetz envious. Biret’s brilliant, iron-clad Steinway is well recorded and…in her Liszt, there is stunning proficiency and a forbidding manner very much her own.”

Liszt, Franz

  Etude en douze exercices, S136/R1
1.   No. 1. Allegro con fuoco 00:01:06
2.   No. 2. Allegro non molto 00:01:23
3.   No. 3. Allegro sempre legato 00:01:51
4.   No. 4. Allegretto 00:01:27
5.   No. 5. Moderato 00:03:30
6.   No. 6. Molto agitato 00:01:26
7.   No. 7. Allegretto con molta espressione 00:02:19
8.   No. 8. Allegro con spirito 00:01:54
9.   No. 9. Allegro grazioso 00:04:21
10.   No. 10. Moderato 00:02:12
11.   No. 11. Allegro grazioso 00:02:48
12.   No. 12. Allegro non troppo 00:02:12
  3 Etudes de concert, S144/R5
13.   No. 1 in A - Flat Major, "Il Lamento" 00:10:07
14.   No. 2 in F Minor, "La Leggierezza" 00:04:41
15.   No. 3 in D - Flat Major, "Un Sospiro" 00:04:33
  2 Concert Etudes, S145/R6
16.   No. 2. Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes) 00:03:16
17.   No. 1. Waldesrauschen (Forest Murmurs) 00:04:30
  Verdi - Rigoletto: Paraphrase de concert, S434/R267
18.   Verdi - Rigoletto: Paraphrase de concert, S434/R267 00:08:07
  Wagner - Tannhauser: Overture, S442/R275
19.   Wagner - Tannhauser: Overture, S442/R275 00:17:36

Total Playing Time: 01:19:19

Liszt, Franz

Biret, Idil

Label: Idil Biret Archive

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.571286

Barcode: 747313128679

Boxset: 8.509004

Physical Release: 09/2011

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