Franz Liszt Biography

Ulf Wallin, Roland Pontinen - Franz Liszt: Works for Violin and Piano (2015)

Ulf Wallin, Roland Pöntinen - Franz Liszt: Works for Violin and Piano (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2085 | Time: 01:00:02

Franz Liszt composed little chamber music, though the handful of pieces he wrote or arranged for violin and piano represent his enduring interest in that combination, from the Grand Duo concertant (1835/49) to La lugubre gondola (1882-83). This program by violinist Ulf Wallin and pianist Roland Pöntinen offers those pieces and five more selections that demonstrate Liszt's fondness for passionate, long-breathed melodies in the Magyar vein and turbulent accompaniments that allowed for virtuosity. The standout track of this hybrid SACD is the arrangement of the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 (ca. 1850), which gives a full treatment to those characteristics, and provides Wallin and Pöntinen their most dazzling displays. While the moods of the surrounding pieces are for the most part lyrical and subdued, the performances are compelling and the sound of the recording is close-up and focused, with the presence and clarity of a recital.
Jeno Jando - Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, Volume 1 (1999) [Complete Piano Music, Volume 12]

Jenő Jandó - Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, Volume 1 (1999)
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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.

The Collected Writings of Franz Liszt: F. Chopin (Volume 1)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at March 4, 2015
The Collected Writings of Franz Liszt: F. Chopin (Volume 1)

The Collected Writings of Franz Liszt: F. Chopin (Volume 1) by Janita R. Hall-Swadley, Jolanta T. Pekacz
2011 | ISBN: 0810881012 | English | 310 pages | PDF | 20 MB
Krystian Zimerman, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa - Franz Liszt: Konzerte für Klavier und Orchester, Totentanz (1988)

Krystian Zimerman, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa - Franz Liszt: Konzerte für Klavier und Orchester, Totentanz (1988)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 55:48 | 231 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 423 571-2

This well recorded disc from 1987 delivers truly exciting performances of all three works in typically crisp manner by Zimerman. Ozawa and the Boston orchestra give excellent support. The emphasis here is on excitement largely created by fast speeds delivered with clarity. The more gentler parts of all three works are played with due regard to sensitivity but there is no denying that in these recordings these works are seen as primarily as virtuoso display works and that is what we are given.
Beatrice Berrut - Franz Liszt: Metanoia (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Beatrice Berrut - Franz Liszt: Metanoia (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:20 minutes | 971 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In his life as in his work, Liszt's music represents a stylised struggle between good and evil; light and darkness. His writing, which may at times be described as Manichean, nevertheless explores all the pains and joys that a human soul can experience and creates an unbreakable thread between feelings that are very remote from each other. Liszt s metanoia: his courageous path towards light and serenity, provides a touching and liberating example of a man who assumed his consuming passions and sublimated them in the works he created. An intimate lecture of Liszt's soul by Swiss pianist Béatrice Berrut. Recorded in Paris by Nicolas Bartholomée on a Bösendorfer piano in April 2016.
Franz Liszt - Piano Sonata in B Minor, Dante Sonata - Jorge Bolet (2015) {Decca 478 8910 rec 1983-1985}

Franz Liszt - Piano Sonata in B Minor, Dante Sonata - Jorge Bolet (2015) {Decca 478 8910}
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© 1983-85, 2015 Decca Music | 478 8910
Classical / Romantic / Piano

Here is another recording of Liszt s Sonata displaying absolute mastery, complete insight. With Bolet one is aware of Liszt the transcendental virtuoso who discovered whole new areas of expression within the piano. -Gramophone.

Franz Liszt, Vol. 2: The Weimar Years, 1848-1861  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at June 22, 2017
Franz Liszt, Vol. 2: The Weimar Years, 1848-1861

Franz Liszt, Vol. 2: The Weimar Years, 1848-1861 by Alan Walker
English | 1993 | ISBN: 0394525418, 0801497213, 9780394525419, 9780801497216 | 656 Pages | EPUB | 8.04 MB

The Life and Works of Franz Liszt [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at May 31, 2017
The Life and Works of Franz Liszt [Audiobook]

The Life and Works of Franz Liszt [Audiobook] by Jeremy Siepmann
English | November 1st, 2012 | ASIN: B009ZPINK0 | MP3@192 kbps + True PDF (156 page companion booklet) | 2 hrs 35 mins | 214.98 MB
Narrator: Jeremy Siepmann, Neville Jason, David Timson, Elaine Claxton, Laura Paton, Raphael Clarkson

The life of Franz Liszt was as daring and spectacular as his music. Famed throughout Europe as the greatest pianist of the 19th century, he was one of the most original and prophetic composers who ever lived. Beautiful in youth, glowering in age, his high-profile love affairs were the talk of the town wherever he went and his generosity to young musicians was legendary. In this account of his epic life, actors’ readings combine with plentiful musical excerpts to paint a living portrait of a highly complex man.
Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - Franz Liszt: Dante Symphony & Dante Sonata (1994) [Re-Up]

Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - Franz Liszt: Dante Symphony & Sonata (1994)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec | # 9031-77340-2 | Time: 01:06:31

Liszt’s Dante Symphony is a work of astonishing imagination. His evocation of the ‘Inferno’, the shade of Francesca da Rimini and her sad remembered love is marked by strokes of genius which, with bewildering frequency, pre-empt the mature Wagner (who was, incidentally, the dedicatee of the work). If the second and third movements – the ‘Paradiso’ was wisely commuted to a setting of part of the Magnificat plus a brief Hosanna – don’t quite match the sweep and control of the first, they have their own particular magic. Even so, the work has not acquired the popularity of the Faust Symphony. Barenboim’s new recording with the Berlin Philharmonic is thus particularly welcome. Not only does it augment the number of available recordings to four, it is also the most polished. Even performing ‘live’, the Berlin Philharmonic turns in a performance of near-perfection – the solo lines are a particular joy.
Eugen Cicero - Romantic Swing: Eugen Cicero plays Franz Liszt (1968/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Eugen Cicero - Romantic Swing: Eugen Cicero plays Franz Liszt (1968/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 35:31 minutes | 704 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

A true evaluation of Cicero's creativity requires not only an appreciation of his tremendous technique but also an ability to listen with the heart. Cicero loved music and he loved his audience. He never played for himself, but for his audiences, which he always succeeded in captivating. His careful selection of originals, prior to each performance, was a pure delight not only for the friends of classical music but also for jazz lovers. On this 1967 release Cicero interprets Liszt arranged for jazz ensemble.