Leif Ove Andsnes - Grieg & Liszt: Piano Concertos (2007)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 30, 2018
Leif Ove Andsnes - Grieg & Liszt: Piano Concertos (2007)

Leif Ove Andsnes - Grieg & Liszt: Piano Concertos (2007)
EAC FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:17:24 | 268 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 91369

This 1990 disc featuring Grieg's Piano Concerto and Liszt's Second Piano Concerto, with six of Grieg's Lyric Pieces for solo piano, was Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes' big label debut as a soloist. It was a smash, and, as the saying goes, the rest is history. Andsnes has gone on to one of the most successful careers of any pianist of his generation. Hearing the performances in this un-remastered reissue, it's easy to understand why: Andsnes is a fire-eater of a piano player.
Marc-André Hamelin - Liszt: Piano Sonata In B Minor, Fantasy And Fugue (2011) (Repost)

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.
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.
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.
Minoru Nojima - Nojima Plays Franz Liszt (1987/2011/2014) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Minoru Nojima - Nojima Plays Franz Liszt (1987/2011/2014)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 59:45 minutes | 1,43 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/176,4 kHz | Time - 59:45 minutes | 2,58 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Reclusive pianist virtuoso Minoru Nojima, one of Japan’s most internationally respected musicians, recorded this classic album in 1986. When first released in 1988, Nojima Plays Liszt became a reference work and established Minoru's reputation as a fine interpreter of the music of Liszt. The album had been hard to find for many years until this reissue became available. Nojima, a "pianist's pianist," is not very well known in North America as he records and performs live very infrequently, but has been compared to some of the piano greats, was a silver prize winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1969 and has performed with orchestras around the world.
VA - Ultimate Liszt: The Essential Masterpieces (2008) (5 CD Box Set)

VA - Ultimate Liszt: The Essential Masterpieces (2008) (5 CD Box Set)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) | 5 CDs, 05:10:48 min | Cover included | 1,3 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca

The piano is squarely at the center of these 5 CDs of masterworks by the famed 19th-century Hungarian composer, whose breathtaking keyboard skills became the stuff of legend across Europe and around the world. Claudio Arrau and Sir Colin Davis are among the celebrated performers here as you hear Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Flat; Piano Concerto No. 2 in A; 3 Etudes De Concert; Hungarian Rhapsodies Nos. 1-6; A Faust Symphony; Symphonic Poem No. 5 "Prometheus"; Piano Sonata in B Minor; Liebestraum No. 3 in A Flat; Berceuse; Gnomenreigen; Valse Oubliée No. 1 in F Sharp , and more!

Franz Liszt, 2nd edition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at May 1, 2018
Franz Liszt, 2nd edition

Michael Saffle, "Franz Liszt, 2nd edition"
English | ISBN: 0415998395, 0415861535 | 2013 | 536 pages | EPUB | 5 MB
Lucille Chung - Liszt: Piano Music (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Lucille Chung - Liszt: Piano Music (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:39 minutes | 1.13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Internationally renowned soloist Lucille Chung performs a programme of virtuosic and beguiling works by Franz Liszt. One of the first female students of the iconic Russian pianist Lazar Berman at the Accademia Pianistica in Imola, Italy, Chung has won numerous awards for her performances of Liszt's music, including the B minor Sonata that features on this programme – although Lucille describes in her introduction to the programme how Berman "… for a time doubted that a diminutive lady with hands spanning a 9th (although I can now stretch a 10th on a good day) would ever succeed in playing Liszt well … Mr Berman came around."
Beatrice Berrut - Liszt: "Athanor", Totentanz & Piano Concertos (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Beatrice Berrut, Czech National Symphony Orchestra & Julien Masmondet - Liszt: "Athanor", Totentanz & Piano Concertos (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:53 minutes | 935 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Athanor. A mysterious name to designate, in alchemy, the long-combustion furnace that produces the philosopher’s stone. This matrix, which symbolises the quest of one who seeks to the Absolute, is a metaphor of Liszt’s approach.