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Offline Florestan

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Liszt recommendations
« on: May 14, 2007, 03:19:06 AM »
Which Annees de pelerinage: Lazar Berman or Jeno Jando?

Which Complete Tone Poems: Kurt Masur / Gewandhaus or Bernard Haitink / London PO?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Liszt recommendations
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2007, 03:24:14 AM »
Which Complete Tone Poems: Kurt Masur / Gewandhaus or Bernard Haitink / London PO?

There's also Arpad Joo on Brilliant.

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Re: Liszt recommendations
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2007, 03:30:09 AM »
Gianandrea Noseda and the BBC Phil are outstanding in the Faust Symphony and From the Cradle to the Grave.

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Re: Liszt recommendations
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2007, 03:39:03 AM »
There's also Arpad Joo on Brilliant.

Second the Brilliant box, quite satisfying.

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Re: Liszt recommendations
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2007, 03:52:29 AM »
Which Annees de pelerinage: Lazar Berman or Jeno Jando?


Berman.
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Re: Liszt recommendations
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2007, 06:25:43 AM »
Which Annees de pelerinage: Lazar Berman or Jeno Jando?


Jando's Annees was raved about in the Penguin guide so I got it. I will put it on now and see if I can finally figure out why they raved.

The Dante Sonata: it's tamer and cooler than I prefer. Its not terrible, but not top shelf IMO.

The Berman remains on my to buy list.  :)

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Re: Liszt recommendations
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2007, 07:46:19 AM »
Which Annees de pelerinage: Lazar Berman or Jeno Jando?

Which Complete Tone Poems: Kurt Masur / Gewandhaus or Bernard Haitink / London PO?

Thanks in advance.



Annees: [c] Ciccolini

Complete Tone Poems: [c] All should be binned.

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Re: Liszt recommendations
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2007, 12:19:34 AM »
Regarding les Années de Pelerinage, my choice would be Jorge Bolet in the first two years and Kocsis in the third. Bolet is sublime.

A good second choice is Ciccolini.

Regarding the tone poems I remain faithfull to Bernard Haitink, except for the Preludes were Fricsay gave a version never reached.

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Re: Liszt recommendations
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2007, 06:35:12 AM »
Thank you all.
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Re: Liszt recommendations
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2007, 11:06:32 AM »
Thank you all.

So its Berman then?  :-\

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Re: Liszt recommendations
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2007, 11:58:19 AM »
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”  --- Victor Hugo

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Re: Liszt recommendations
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2007, 12:15:38 PM »
Yes.

Please let us know about it. I am interested myself.  :)

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Re: Liszt recommendations
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2007, 12:18:39 PM »
Please let us know about it. I am interested myself.  :)

Will do asap.
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Re: Liszt recommendations
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2007, 02:09:41 AM »
For Liszt, head immediately to Bolet's classic recordings, including a partial traversal of the Annees.

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Re: Liszt recommendations
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2007, 02:22:40 AM »
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For Liszt, head immediately to Bolet's classic recordings, including a partial traversal of the Annees.

Happy to see that I am not the only one to love the sublime interpretations of Jorge Bolet.

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Re: Liszt recommendations
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2007, 04:45:36 PM »
I"ve got the Jando and it's good. Can I also recommend the Cziffra - if it's still available!
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Re: Liszt recommendations
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2007, 08:48:11 AM »
Happy to see that I am not the only one to love the sublime interpretations of Jorge Bolet.

If ever there was a mandatory buy it is that box, no weakness or mediocrity, no excessive pyrotechnics either, just a perfect interpreter :)

Edit: In fact, an excellent box for both a beginner AND obsessive Lisztian.
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