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.
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