Andrew Wright - The Operatic Pianist, Vol. 2
Classical, Piano | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 67:39 min | 236 MB
Label: Divine Art | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017
In the mid to late 19th century, piano transcriptions allowed access to the classics for the majority of people who could not attend opera or orchestral performances. Franz Liszt was of course one such 'grand opera specialist, alongside composers such as Sigismund Thalberg. Andrew Wright is a rarity, in that he is both an expert interpreter and also arranger of operatic themes, and as well as an astonishing virtuoso, enabling the drama of the scene to be preserved. This set includes transcriptions and fantasies by Wright, Thalberg, Liszt, Kullak, Leschetizky and Jaëll and amazingly a fine work by Saint-Saëns which receives its world premiere recording.