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Life and Works: LISZT (Siepmann)

Life and Works
Franz Liszt

Author and Narrator: Jeremy Siepmann
Neville Jason as Liszt
Other parts taken by David Timson, Elaine Claxton, Laura Paton and Raphael Clarkson
2 CDs
160-page booklet
8.558005-06
ISBN: 1-84379-090-4

The life of Franz Liszt was as daring and spectacular as his music. Famed throughout Europe as the greatest pianist of the nineteenth century, he was one of the most original and prophetic composers who ever lived. Beautiful in youth, glowering in age, his high-profile love affairs were the talk of the town wherever he went and his generosity to young musicians was legendary. In this account of his epic life, actors' readings combine with plentiful musical excerpts to paint a living portrait of a highly complex man.

The greatest surprise in this audio-biography of Franz Liszt is that, despite his reputation as a lion of the keyboard and one of the hugely popular superstars of his era, he was, in fact, a steady personality. As Jeremy Siepmann shows, for all Liszt's pyrotechnics on the keyboard, and itinerant life, he did not succumb uninhibitedly to the temptations of his environment. There existed a deeply reflective strain within him, which is why and how he eventually transformed his public persona from the fabulous virtuoso to Abbe Liszt - as can be experienced in the readings from his letters and memories by Neville Jason.


Disc 1

Liszt, Franz

  Franz Liszt: Life and Works
1.   Play with flash player Childhood and Youth 00:09:26
2.   Play with flash player Music: La Campanella 00:04:46
3.   Play with flash player Enter the Countess Marie d'Agoult 00:03:25
4.   Play with flash player Music: Au Lac du Wallenstadt 00:02:43
5.   Play with flash player Rivalry with Thalberg 00:06:34
6.   Play with flash player Music: Schubert, arr. Liszt: Die Forelle 00:04:31
7.   Play with flash player Travels in Italy (Music: Dante Sonata) 00:06:55
8.   Play with flash player Patriot and Hero: Liszt returns to Hungary 00:10:04
9.   Play with flash player Music: Transcendental Etude No. 2 in A Minor 00:02:25
10.   Play with flash player The Gypsies' Music: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 00:12:28
11.   Play with flash player The End of the Affair: break - up with Marie 00:10:54
12.   Play with flash player Music: Consolation No. 3 in D flat 00:03:22


Disc 2

Liszt, Franz

  Franz Liszt: Life and Works
1.   Play with flash player Lisztomania (Music: Transcendental Study No. 8) 00:06:53
2.   Play with flash player The Virtuoso Retires 00:04:38
3.   Play with flash player Music: Berlioz, arr. Liszt: Un bal (Symphonie fantastique) 00:06:28
4.   Play with flash player Weimar and the Princess (Music: symphonic poem: Prometheus) 00:11:03
5.   Play with flash player Liszt and Wagner (Music: Sonata in B Minor) 00:13:03
6.   Play with flash player Exit from Weimar (Music: From the Cradle to the Grave) 00:09:47
7.   Play with flash player The Abbe Liszt 00:04:02
8.   Play with flash player Music: Ave Maria 00:04:01
9.   Play with flash player The Final Period 00:12:15
10.   Play with flash player Music: Unstern 00:05:59

Total Playing Time: 02:35:42






Composer(s):
Liszt, Franz

Reader(s):
Siepmann, Jeremy

Label: Naxos Educational

Genre: Music Biographies

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.558005-06

Barcode: 0636943800522

Release Date: 03/2001

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