Liszt: Mephisto Waltzes; Mephisto Polka / Cyprien Katsaris, piano

Audio Samples

>Liszt, Franz : Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude, for piano (Harmonies poetiques no 3), S. 173/3 (LW A158/3)
>Liszt, Franz : Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1"
>Liszt, Franz : Mephisto Waltz, for piano no 2, S. 515 (LW A288)
>Liszt, Franz : Mephisto Waltz, for piano no 3 (I & II), S. 216 (LW A325)
>Liszt, Franz : Bagatelle ohne tonart for Piano, S 216a "Mephisto Waltz no 5"
>Liszt, Franz : Mephisto Waltz, for piano no 4 (sketch for S. 696), S. 216b (LW A337)
>Liszt, Franz : Mephisto Polka for Piano, S 217
>Liszt, Franz : Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen (after Bach)
>     Weinen, Klagen, for piano, S. 180 (LW A214)

Album Summary

>Liszt, Franz : Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude, for piano (Harmonies poetiques no 3), S. 173/3 (LW A158/3)
>Liszt, Franz : Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1"
>Liszt, Franz : Mephisto Waltz, for piano no 2, S. 515 (LW A288)
>Liszt, Franz : Mephisto Waltz, for piano no 3 (I & II), S. 216 (LW A325)
>Liszt, Franz : Bagatelle ohne tonart for Piano, S 216a "Mephisto Waltz no 5"
>Liszt, Franz : Mephisto Waltz, for piano no 4 (sketch for S. 696), S. 216b (LW A337)
>Liszt, Franz : Mephisto Polka for Piano, S 217
>Liszt, Franz : Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen (after Bach)
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Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine
Visionary Liszt is delivered here with sometimes mind-blowing intensity; Katsaris brings it all the flair you could possibly want.

MusicWeb International
To the Sacred - and to Liszt's sublime Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude ('The Blessing of God in Solitude) from his Harmonies poétiques et religieuses. This lovely work must contain some of the most beautiful pianissimo passages in the whole piano repertoire. All is peaceful reverie; lyrical with rippling arpeggios but with an ardent religioso climax. A lovely moving, flowing performance this, to be set beside Marc-André Hamelin's on Hyperion. Bach's cantata, Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen (Weeping, Lamenting, Sorrows, Fears) (BWV 12) inspired Liszt to use a bass line within it (and in the 'Crucifixus' of Bach's Mass in B Minor) and to transcribe it for piano following the death of Liszt's daughter Blandine. The music speaks eloquently of tears and mourning but there is also much anger here - it is as though the composer is shaking his fist at a malignant Providence for bestowing so much grief on him. An eloquent Liszt recital of sacred and profane piano music.

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Recording information: Teldec Studios, Berlin.



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Works Details

>Liszt, Franz : Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude, for piano (Harmonies poétiques no 3), S. 173/3 (LW A158/3)
  • Performer: Cyprien Katsaris (Piano)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851

>Liszt, Franz : Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1"
  • Performer: Cyprien Katsaris (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1859-1862

>Liszt, Franz : Mephisto Waltz, for piano no 2, S. 515 (LW A288)
  • Performer: Cyprien Katsaris (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1881

>Liszt, Franz : Mephisto Waltz, for piano no 3 (I & II), S. 216 (LW A325)
  • Performer: Cyprien Katsaris (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1883

>Liszt, Franz : Bagatelle ohne tonart for Piano, S 216a "Mephisto Waltz no 5"
  • Performer: Cyprien Katsaris (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Liszt, Franz : Mephisto Waltz, for piano no 4 (sketch for S. 696), S. 216b (LW A337)
  • Performer: Cyprien Katsaris (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Liszt, Franz : Mephisto Polka for Piano, S 217
  • Performer: Cyprien Katsaris (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Liszt, Franz : Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen (after Bach) :: Weinen, Klagen, for piano, S. 180 (LW A214)
  • Performer: Cyprien Katsaris (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1862