Marc-André Hamelin - Liszt: Piano Sonata In B Minor, Fantasy And Fugue (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 202.31 Mb | 79:11 | Cover+booklet.pdf
Classical | Label: Hyperion - 67760
It's curious that Marc-André Hamelin, the Quebec pianist perhaps most identified with pure virtuosity, hasn't recorded a great deal of the music of Liszt, the quintessential composer-virtuoso. This collection of Liszt pieces delivers satisfying results, although they don't involve the sheer keyboard-pounding fireworks you might expect. Indeed, Hamelin deploys his gifts more in the maintenance of total control over the music – not an easy thing with the Piano Sonata in B minor, it must be said – than in sheer power.