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BALAKIREV: Piano Sonata / LISZT: Apres une lecture du Dante (Kentner) (1938-1951)

    
      

 

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BALAKIREV: Piano Sonata / LISZT: Apres une lecture du Dante (Kentner) (1938-1951)

Described in 1987 by Yehudi Menuhin as “one of the most generously cultivated of men… He is a musician gifted with enormous talent, both creative to composer and executive – a wonderful pianist”, Louis Kentner settled in Britain where he quickly distinguished himself for his daring and monumental piano recitals. He gave the European première of Bartók’s Third Piano Concerto and, as these recordings testify, was a devoted and untiring advocate for the music of Liszt. His recordings of Csárdás Macabre and En Rêve were the very first to appear on disc. Kentner also championed Mili Balakirev whose Sonata in B flat minor here receives its first recording: “Louis Kentner plays the work superbly, with all the requisite virtuosity yet without any lack of delicate poetic insight” (The Gramophone, August 1951).


Walton, William
Kentner, Louis, arranger(s)

  Facade 1: No. 16. Valse (arr. L. Kentner for piano)
1.   Play with flash player Facade 1: No. 16. Valse (arr. L. Kentner for piano) 00:03:25

Liszt, Franz

  Csardas macabre, S224/R46
2.   Play with flash player Csardas macabre, S224/R46 00:06:57
  En reve (Nocturne), S207/R87
3.   Play with flash player En reve (Nocturne), S207/R87 00:02:22

Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich

  Piano Sonata in B-Flat Minor
4.   Play with flash player I. Andantino 00:06:12
5.   Play with flash player II. Mazurka: Moderato 00:04:44
6.   Play with flash player III. Intermezzo: Larghetto 00:04:46
7.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro non troppo, ma con fuoco 00:08:20

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Bolero, Op. 19
8.   Play with flash player Bolero, Op. 19 00:08:18

Liszt, Franz

  Annees de pelerinage, 2nd year, Italy supplement, S162/R10: Venezia e Napoli (excerpts)
9.   Play with flash player I. Gondoliera 00:05:51
10.   Play with flash player III. Tarantella 00:09:09

Liszt, Franz
Lambert, Constant, arranger(s)

  Annees de pelerinage, 2nd year, Italy, S161/R10b: No. 7. Apres une lecture du Dante
11.   Play with flash player Annees de pelerinage, 2nd year, Italy, S161/R10b: No. 7. Apres une lecture du Dante 00:16:53

Total Playing Time: 01:16:57






Composer(s):
Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich; Chopin, Fryderyk; Liszt, Franz; Walton, William

Arranger(s):
Kentner, Louis; Lambert, Constant

Conductor(s):
Lambert, Constant

Orchestra(s):
Sadlers' Wells Orchestra

Artist(s):
Kentner, Louis

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Concerto; Instrumental

Period: 20th Century; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111223

Barcode: 0747313322329

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Release Date: 09/2007

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