The Life of Liszt, Part 3

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Thursday, February 04, 2016

Franz Liszt (Franz Hanfstaengl/Wikimedia Commons)

Tune in at 8 pm on Thursday as David Dubal continues his series on the pianist and composer Franz Liszt. This week, Dubal delves deeper into the composer's output with a selection of some of the rarer works in the vast Liszt literature.

You’ll hear vivid and virtuosic performances from Alfred Brendel, Claudio Arrau and even a piano roll of the great Ferruccio Busoni.

Program playlist (all pieces by Liszt):

Grandes Etudes de Paganini No.5, La Chasse
Ferruccio Busoni, piano
Nimbus Records               

Reminiscences de Lucia di Lammermoor
Boris Bloch, piano
Accord  

Valse Improptu
Leslie Howard, piano
Hyperion

Csárdás obstiné
Alfred Brendel, piano
Vanguard Classics           

Nuages Gris
Cyprien Katsaris, piano
Piano 21               

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13 in A minor
Claudio Arrau
Sony Classical    

Cantique d'amour
Mordecai Shehori, piano
Cembal d'amour              

Concert Study No. 2 Gnomenreigen
John Ogdon, piano
Testament         

Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat: Allegro marziale animato
Sviatoslav Richter
Phillips 

Comments [3]

Michael from Toronto

I don't mean to be "OFF KEY"……but, was Franz Liszt THAT good looking? Has anyone else noticed that?

Feb. 15 2016 04:39 PM
Meredith from nyc

The transcription of the Lucia Sextet was so magnificent. Thank you David Dubal!

Feb. 07 2016 10:22 PM
Richard Contiguglia from New York

David, thank you for performing a service that WQXR has ignored for years, introducing listeners to the enormous productivity, originality and genius of Franz Liszt, but, please, don't ever play that recording by John Ogden of Gnomenreigen again. The Etude is unrecognizable and I reluctantly have to admit, as I knew John, that it is the worst recorded performance of anything that I have ever heard.

Feb. 06 2016 02:17 PM

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