Throughout his long career Liszt s songs perhaps the most neglected part of his enormous output took a radical approach to form: he eschewed convention in his search for a sincere musical response to each text. His free-spirited creativity meant that a single song would often call on a range of stylistic devices, among them bel canto vocal lines, unaccompanied recitative, orchestrally conceived piano textures and audacious harmonic procedures. This first recording of his songs by a bass voice brings out both the power and poetry of Liszt s remarkable imagination.
If you are looking for your first double bass disc or your next double bass disc, the disc entitled Super Double Bass is the one to get. Gary Karr is by far one of the world's greatest classical double bass player and has been for 20 years, and he is in superb form on this disc. His technique is flawless. His tone is full and warm. His legato is long and strong. And his ability to make his instrument sing is a match for any virtuoso on any instrument.