Alfred Brendel

Alfred Brendel plays Liszt

This CD is yet another release for the Liszt anniversary year:

“Alfred Brendel: Liszt” is an addition to the series of Artist’s Choice albums in which Alfred Brendel has selected his preferred recordings from his Liszt discography.

Three CDs in this collection include such masterpieces as the Sonata in B minor and a selection of late pieces as well as the complete “Italie” from the Années de pèlerinage.

Alfred Brendel has provided a personal introduction to the music in this set.

The compositions by Franz Liszt in this collection are:
Piano Sonata in B minor, S178
Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este (Années de pèlerinage III, S. 163 No. 4)
Unstern: sinistre disastro S208
Nuages gris, S199
Sursum corda (No. 7 from Années de pèlerinage: Troisième année)
Abendglocken (No. 9 from Weihnachtsbaum-Suite)
Variations on a theme from ‘Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen’ (J S Bach) for piano, S180
Totentanz, S126 for piano & orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
Années de pèlerinage, 2ème année, Italie (7 pieces), S. 161
Vallée d’Obermann (Années de pèlerinage I, S. 160 No. 6)
Funérailles (Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173 # 7)
Csárdás macabre, S. 224
Legendes (2) for piano, S. 175
La Lugubre Gondola I, S200 No. 1
La Lugubre Gondola II, S200 No. 2
Invocation (Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173 # 1)
Pensée des Morts (Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173 No. 4)
Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude(Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173 No. 3)
Fantasia & Fugue on B-A-C-H, S529

All performed by Alfred Brendel, piano

Here is Alfred Brendel playing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major:



And here is the Liszt Sonata, as performed by Alfred Brendel in Japan in 1985:



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