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Carlo Grante - Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, Nos. 12-17 (Original Versions) (2018)

Carlo Grante - Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, Nos. 12-17 (Original Versions) (2018)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:58:41 | 137 MB
Label: Naxos

Franz Liszt was born in Raiding, Hungary, and gypsy music fascinated him from childhood. After studies, concert tours and romantic adventures abroad, Liszt returned to his native country in 1839 and was hailed as a champion of its national identity. This program presents Liszt’s original Hungarian Rhapsodies from the Magyar Dalok collection, introducing themes used in later volumes. The inspiration he found in gypsy music-making created virtuoso piano works that assimilate its melancholy drama and wild dances, imitating local rhythms and colorful instruments such as the cimbalom, and elaborating on melodies of the day in a refined and spectacular act of national storytelling.
Jeno Jando - Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, Volume 1 (1999) [Complete Piano Music, Volume 12]

Jenő Jandó - Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, Volume 1 (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.554480 | Time: 01:12:33

Not all of the Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies are flat-out showpieces like the best-known ones, so this disc makes for a better listening program than you might expect. And Jénö Jandó, who must be the hardest-working pianist in the recording business, has a real flair for this music. He plays with the combination of free rhythms and virtuosity that the music demands, and he even indulges in a bit of improvisation when the spirit moves him. This was probably something Liszt did himself, and other great Liszt interpreters such as Rachmaninov and Cziffra have done the same thing. Jandó doesn't quite have Cziffra's overwhelming virtuosity, but he plays musically and the result is a highly entertaining disc.
Franz Liszt - Piano Sonata in B Minor, Ballade No. 2, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 , Lieder Transcriptions (Gvetadze)

Franz Liszt - Piano Sonata in B Minor, Ballade No. 2, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 , Lieder Transcriptions (Widmung) (Gvetadze)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 279 Mb
Label:Orchid - Date:2011

"thoughtfully constructed programme …keyboard poetry above all else … unfailingly beautiful sound" - Classic FM Magazine
Brahms, Johannes: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1-21 - Budapest Festival Orchestra; Ivan Fischer (repost, new rip)

Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1-21 – Budapest Festival Orchestra; Ivan Fischer
Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 280 MB (3% recovery) | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Complete scans
Publisher: Hungaroton | Recorded: 1985 | Published: 1994

Ivan Fischer's version of these ever-popular classics is as valid an essay in stylistic restoration as the most scholarly period-instrument performance of Bach or Handel… The transcriptions have been reworked and in one or two movements an improvised cimbalom part has been added, played by a well-known Hungarian musician, Kalman Balogh. Not a record for purists perhaps, but I found the results invigorating and thought-provoking.- S.J. Gramophone, March 1987.
Brahms: 21 Hungarian Dances - Budapest Festival Orchestra; Ivan Fischer (1999)

Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1-21 - Budapest Festival Orchestra; Ivan Fischer (1999)
Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 255 MB | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Full scans | RS links
Publisher: Hungaroton

I haven't enjoyed a set of performances of the Hungarian Dances so much since I played them with the local youth orchestra at the age of 14. In a way, Ivan Fischer's version of these ever-popular classics is as valid an essay in stylistic restoration as the most scholarly period-instrument performance of Bach or Handel. - S.J. Gramophone, March 1987.

Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsodies - Szidon  Music

Posted by daksya at Sept. 4, 2009
Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsodies - Szidon

Franz Liszt's 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies S.244 & Spanish Rhapsody S.254 - Roberto Szidon
2 CDs, 156:10 | A D D | Deutsche Grammophon | EAC, FLAC image, CUE, Logs | Scans | RS | 610 MB
Classical - Romantic period | Solo Instrumental Music - Piano Pieces | Composed 1846-53, 1863 | Recording 1972


Gramophone, Mar. 1989:
Recommended without reservation.

Brahms - Hungarian Dances - Otmar Suitner  Music

Posted by alabber at June 4, 2008
Brahms - Hungarian Dances - Otmar Suitner

Brahms - Hungarian Dances - Otmar Suitner
Classical | APE & CUE | 1 CD, covers | 209 MB
Vincenzo Maltempo - Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies Complete (2CD) (2016)

Vincenzo Maltempo - Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies Complete (2CD) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 244.57 Mb (CD1) + 238.14 Mb (CD2) | 2:30:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Piano Classics - PCLD0108

Many music lovers and keyboard enthusiasts still believe that Liszt was a light-weight composer, given to bouts of bombast and virtuoso writing for its own sake. There is more than a grain of truth to that, but there's more to Liszt than many of his detractors realize, even in these Rhapsodies which are largely viewed as uneven creations, that at their best feature colorful music of relatively little depth. Yes, there is a good measure of confection in them – mostly good confection though – but there's also much solid Liszt in these scores. Nos. 2 and 6, for all their flash and bravura, are well crafted, brilliant pieces. #3 is not popular but also quite a fine work, as are Nos. 5, 9, 14, 15 and, despite its structural flaws, 12. I personally have great fondness for the late Rhapsodies, Nos. 16 – 19, which are all somewhat darker in mood and less virtuosic on the whole.
Jean-Guihen Queyras & Alexandre Tharaud - Brahms: Cello Sonatas & Hungarian Dances (2018)

Jean-Guihen Queyras & Alexandre Tharaud - Brahms: Cello Sonatas & Hungarian Dances (2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 474 MB
Label: Warner Classics – 9029572393 | Tracks: 13 | Time: 71:21 min
Classical

Pianist Alexandre Tharaud and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras are long-established as a duo team, but this is the first time that Queyras has joined Tharaud for an Erato recording. They have chosen works that lie at the heart of the Romantic repertoire, all by Brahms: his two cello sonatas and the duo’s own transcriptions of six of the Hungarian Dances.
Hungarian State Orchestra - Mikis Theodorakis: Alexis Zorbas - Ballet Suite (1996)

Hungarian State Orchestra - Mikis Theodorakis: Alexis Zorbas - Ballet Suite (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:41:52 | 449 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Intuition Classics | Catalog: 3163

In the "Zorba" ballet suite, Mikis Theodorakis uses almost exclusively well-known popular songs which he composed mainly in the 1960s. Some of them have been incorporated in the work as melodies, some of them as vocal pieces. It took twenty years before the composer became his normal self again; he first had to experience the disillusionment at the end of the 1970s concerning the social progress in Greece in order to be finally able to pick up the musical material, continue the compositional impetus of the 1950s and develop an appreciation for the genre of the opera in the mid-eighties which suits his composer's mentality both as a melodist and as a symphonic composer very well.