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Penguin Guide, January 2009

LISZT: Harmonies Poetiques et Religieuses Nos. 1-6 (Liszt Complete Piano Music, Vol. 3) 8.553073
LISZT: 6 Consolations / Ave Maria (Liszt Complete Piano Music, Vol. 4) 8.553516
LISZT: Sacred Music Transcriptions (Liszt Complete Piano Music, Vol. 9) 8.553659

Philip Thomson is a Canadian pianist who has specialized in Liszt. He exhibits considerable artistry in the two discs listed above and commands not only the virtuosity which this repertoire calls for in abundance but also great poetic feeling. He commands a wide range of keyboard colour and refinement of pianissimo tone and has the benefit of very good recorded sound as well. All of his Liszt recitals are touched by distinction and are a real bargain.

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