Lisztomania, Philharmonic-Style

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

The music world is celebrating the 200th birthday of Franz Liszt this year, with a flood of performances and recordings. The Philharmonic dives into its archives for this week's episode, which features four of the firebrand composer's orchestral works. Leonard Bernstein conducts Les Preludes, A Faust Symphony and the Piano Concerto No. 1 (with soloist Andre Watts). Kurt Masur leads a 1992 performance of the diabolical Mephisto Waltz.

Program details:

Les Preludes (recorded 1963)

Piano Concerto No. 1 (recorded 1963)

A Faust Symphony (recorded 1960)

Mephisto Waltz (recorded 1992)

Conductors: Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Masur

Soloists: Andre Watts, piano; Charles Bressler, tenor; Chorale Art Society, William Jonson, director

Comments [1]

Eleni Prenzel from Athens, Greece

Is the recording of the "diabolical" waltz "MEPHISTO WALTZ" (composer Franz Liszt) by the NY Philharmonic conducted by Kurt Masur in 1992, available today in CD?
If so, in perfect condition, I could want to buy it.

Jul. 15 2014 05:16 AM

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