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Liszt: Tone Poems; Hungarian Rhapsodies

Notes & Reviews:

Gramophone Magazine
Solti and Liszt are handsomely matched.

Gramophone Magazine
Wildly fiery, pressing things to their utmost limit when the music seems to warrant that, yet not at all without response to the more romantic episodes. [Solti] also has the power to make an orchestra sound like the best in the world and the Orchestre de Paris - this is his first recording with them - play as I have never heard them play before. The Mephisto Waltz No. 1 is given for all it is worth... This is a stunning performance. ... this is certainly very exciting record and I commend it without reservation.

Gramophone Magazine
Fischer's idiomatic foray into this well-worn repertoire is distinguished by tonal lustre and high spirits ... Charm is in generous supply everywhere ... There is plenty of power, too, with meaty brass and growling crescendos at the start of No. 4, and a riot of colour to close No. 6. Fischer's Hungarian Rhapsodies are as frisky as foals and as flavoursome as goulash, and are further aided by excellent, full-bodied sound ... as dashing and as dancing as anyone might want. Strongly recommended.


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