Liszt Verdi

Louis Lortie - Liszt at The Opera (2013)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Sept. 7, 2016
Louis Lortie - Liszt at The Opera (2013)

Louis Lortie - Liszt at The Opera (2013)
Classical | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Artwork | 01:17:47 | 261 MB
Label: Chandos | Catalogue No: CHAN10793

In this new release, the exclusive Chandos artist and award-winning pianist Louis Lortie continues his exploration of piano works by Franz Liszt. His previous Liszt releases have been critically acclaimed, Gramophone describing his performance of the complete Années de Pèlerinage as ‘spellbinding’. Here Lortie turns his hand to the composer’s opera transcriptions and paraphrases, works that revolutionised composition for the piano with their unheralded technical innovation.
Florian Caroubi - Debussy, Liszt & Moussorgsky: Images (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Florian Caroubi - Debussy, Liszt & Moussorgsky: Images (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:33 minutes | 1.04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Si "la musique commence là où s'arrête le pouvoir des mots", si elle est une abstraction insaisissable et limitée dans le temps, si, enfin, elle se suffit à elle-même, les musiciens ont parfois relevé le défi de traduire en sons une beauté toute autre : l'éternelle splendeur d'une peinture, d'une sculpture ou d'un paysage automnal. L'auditeur perçoit alors le tableau transformé à travers le double prisme du compositeur et de l'interprète, renouvelant dans l'éphémère son regard.
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.

Tchaikovsky, Liszt - First Piano Concertos - Alice Sara Ott (2010)  Music

Posted by Goodspeed at Feb. 18, 2018
Tchaikovsky, Liszt - First Piano Concertos - Alice Sara Ott (2010)

Tchaikovsky, Liszt - First Piano Concertos - Alice Sara Ott (2010)
EAC+LOG+CUE | Flac (image) | Size: 214 MB | Artwork 56 MB @ 600dpi | TT: 54:47 | recovery: 5%
Genre: Classical | Int. Release: 17 Sep. 2010 | Catalog #: 0289 477 8779 2

What makes these performances stand out is Ott's thoughtful approach to both concertos, eschewing empty display and bringing weight, detail and a range of colours to the solo parts.
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.

V.A. - Liszt: The Piano Collection (10CD Box Set, 2011)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Nov. 11, 2017
V.A. - Liszt: The Piano Collection (10CD Box Set, 2011)

V.A. - Liszt: The Piano Collection (10CD Box Set, 2011)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,78 Gb | Scans 4,65 Mb
Label: EMI Classics

Liszt poured a wealth of ingenuity and an astonishing degree of diversity into works for piano. EMI Classics' exclusive 10-CD set of Liszt's greatest piano works features keyboard virtuosi from generations past and present including Leif Ove Andsnes, Aldo Ciccolini, Georges Cziffra and Lionel Rogg.
Eteri Andjaparidze - Christmas Piano Music: Max Reger, Liszt, JS Bach, Leroy Anderson, Tchaikovsky, Rebikov, Lyapunov (1996)

Eteri Andjaparidze - Christmas Piano Music (1996)
Max Reger - Franz Liszt - JS Bach - Leroy Anderson - Tchaikovsky - Rebikov - Lyapunov

EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 160 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:12:36
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.553461

Most of this disc is taken up with Liszt's Christmas Tree, an unusually modest suite based on Christmas carols. It also offers charming pieces by Reger, Tchaikovsky, Rebikov, and Lyapunov based on Christmas themes, and a couple of Bach transcriptions. Eteri Andjaparidze, whose first CD was a sensational Prokofiev collection, plays this music truly superb musicianship and the kind of pianistic color that has become a rarity. Her Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring is the most beautiful I've heard since Dinu Lipatti's. And wait until you hear her delightful playing of Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride! It's deliciously witty and charming.

Verdi in Victorian London  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Nov. 2, 2017
Verdi in Victorian London

Verdi in Victorian London by Massimo Zicari
English | July 11, 2016 | ISBN: 1783742135 | 364 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

Now a byword for beauty, Verdi's operas were far from universally acclaimed when they reached London in the second half of the nineteenth century. Why did some critics react so harshly? Who were they and what biases and prejudices animated them? When did their antagonistic attitude change? And why did opera managers continue to produce Verdi's operas, in spite of their alleged worthlessness?
Tanguy de Williencourt - Wagner - Liszt (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Tanguy de Williencourt - Wagner - Liszt (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 125:39 minutes | 965 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

What a unique, miraculous merger, that of the universes, so contrasted and so complementary, of Richard Wagner (1813-1883) and Franz Liszt (1811-1886), whose thinking and oeuvre so marked the 19th century and who still fascinate us up to the present day.

Tanguy de Williencourt - Wagner - Liszt (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 17, 2017
Tanguy de Williencourt - Wagner - Liszt (2017)

Tanguy de Williencourt - Wagner - Liszt
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 125:39 min | 432 MB
Label: Mirare | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

What a unique, miraculous merger, that of the universes, so contrasted and so complementary, of Richard Wagner (1813-1883) and Franz Liszt (1811-1886), whose thinking and oeuvre so marked the 19th century and who still fascinate us up to the present day. is century, which both crossed in such a singular way, constantly pushing back the limits of their chosen fields and linked by this same quest of the absolute through art: the former, upsetting the codes of opera by taking up with mythology and blending it with poetry, drama and philosophy; the latter, a pianist of extraordinary gifts, adulated by the masses and profoundly mystical.