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LISZT, F.: Wagner Opera Transcriptions (Biret)

    

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LISZT, F.: Wagner Opera Transcriptions (Biret)

“I left my heart and very probably my soul at Brighton College last Wednesday evening. It has been left in the hands of a true mistress of the piano, Turkish musician Idil Biret…Her recital took in Bach’s Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Schubert’s Ave Maria and der Lindenbaum, Wagner’s Tannhäuser Overture as transcribed by Liszt and Liszt’s Sonata in B minor. Her playing is full of attack yet also subtle, deft, passionate and precise. The Tannhäuser Overture, with its simple melody and its brilliant cascading notes, was astounding. I don’t think Schubert’s Ave Maria has ever sounded so beautiful. This was a mesmerizing performance from someone who does not so much play the music as live within it. The concentration is total, the fingers become almost a blur, and yet she sits there barely moving her body as she plays…Long recognised for her popular interpretations of Chopin’s works, Ms. Biret verges on genius.”
EVENING ARGUS England
“Idil Biret claims a place apart from the mainstream piano scene: a gallant pianist with a highly refined musical culture, gifted hands, very sensitive and with a feeling for sounds, a specialist for difficulties of the highest degree. Where others begin to perspire, she remains cool, aware of her technical infallibility. She reaches the essence of romantic virtuosity: namely, poetic vision produces display of intense effort.”
SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG Germany


Liszt, Franz

  Wagner - Phantasiestuck uber Motive aus Rienzi Santo Spirito cavaliere, S439/R272
1.   Wagner - Phantasiestuck uber Motive aus Rienzi Santo Spirito cavaliere, S439/R272 00:09:27
  Wagner - 2 Stucke aus Tannhauser und Lohengrin, S445/R278: No. 2. Elsas Brautzug zum Munster
2.   Wagner - 2 Stucke aus Tannhauser und Lohengrin, S445/R278: No. 2. Elsas Brautzug zum Munster 00:10:56
  Wagner - Ballade aus dem fliegenden Hollander, S441/R274
3.   Wagner - Ballade aus dem fliegenden Hollander, S441/R274 00:05:44
  Wagner - Tannhauser: Overture, S442/R275
4.   Wagner - Tannhauser: Overture, S442/R275 00:17:08
  Wagner - Am stillen Herd aus den Meistersingern, S448/R281
5.   Wagner - Am stillen Herd aus den Meistersingern, S448/R281 00:07:42
  Wagner - Feierlicher Marsch zum heiligen Gral aus Parsifal, S450/R283
6.   Wagner - Feierlicher Marsch zum heiligen Gral aus Parsifal, S450/R283 00:12:25
  Wagner - Isoldes Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, S447/R280
7.   Wagner - Isoldes Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, S447/R280 00:07:25

Total Playing Time: 01:10:47






Composer(s):
Liszt, Franz

Artist(s):
Biret, Idil

Label: Idil Biret Archive

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 9.70872

Barcode: 730099787215

Boxset: 8.509004

Distribution Note(s):

Exclusively available for streaming and download. CD only available as part of box set 8.509004, not available individually.


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