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Rob Cowan
Gramophone, November 2018

Haselböck will have taught you how to ‘listen through’ as well as merely ‘listening to’. I’d stand by that assessment, adding that From the Cradle to the Grave sounds more prophetic of musical things to come than ever before and the Faust Symphony is given an intensely dramatic performance, its textures freshly cleansed, while Haselböck’s pacing is well-nigh ideal. © 2018 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Jonathan Welsh
MusicWeb International, October 2018

In all the works on these recordings, the conductor is Martin Haselböck (who has also recorded Liszt’s complete organ works twice) and the orchestra is the Orchester Wiener Akademie which consists of around forty musicians all playing on period instruments. The cover notes booklet (100 pages in two languages) contains a wealth of detail about Liszt’s use of the orchestra, his association with the orchestra in Weimar, his work as conductor there and details about the music. There is also section about the chorus as they perform in both of the symphonies. © 2018 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Jonathan Welsh
MusicWeb International, October 2018

“The Sound of Weimar” is a wonderful set and essential buying for any Lisztians; the recordings are extremely clear and the use of period instruments really makes the details stand out brilliantly. The extensive cover notes are excellent and well researched. Thoroughly recommended… © 2018 MusicWeb International Read complete review





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