Pianist Valentina Lisitsa: Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Audio Samples

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Liszt, Franz : Grand Bravura Fantasia on Paganini's "La Campanella", S 420
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Prelude, Op. 32, no 5
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Scriabin, Alexander : Poemes (2) for piano, Op. 32
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Prelude for piano no 21 in B minor, Op. 32/10
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 13 in C minor, Op. 48/1, CT. 120
>Liszt, Franz : Concert Etudes (3) for Piano, S 144
>Scriabin, Alexander : Etudes (8) for Piano, Op. 42
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Etude-tableau no 39
>     no 6 in A minor "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115

Album Summary

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Liszt, Franz : Grand Bravura Fantasia on Paganini's "La Campanella", S 420
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Prelude, Op. 32, no 5
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Scriabin, Alexander : Poemes (2) for piano, Op. 32
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Prelude for piano no 21 in B minor, Op. 32/10
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 13 in C minor, Op. 48/1, CT. 120
>Liszt, Franz : Concert Etudes (3) for Piano, S 144
>Scriabin, Alexander : Etudes (8) for Piano, Op. 42
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Etude-tableau no 39
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

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American Record Guide, November/December 2012
I like dynamic, exciting piano playing, and she gives me that. I would liken her playing to Cziffra (her 'Campanella' is faster than his). I'd like her to move away from the best known part of the piano repertoire, and I've seen her playing a very good Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata 1.

The Observer, 9th July 2012
This recital disc of short piano pops proves Lisitsa's technical skill rather than the potential depth or reach of her musicality. She opens, in reckless mood, with Rachmaninov's Prelude in G Minor, then settles into an elegant Für Elise.

The Times, 13th July 2012
Genuine gifts for lyricism and dazzling display...those musical gifts quickly hit the ears on this closely recorded CD.... Track three is Liszt's La campanella, intelligently shaped, its bell sounds glittering as rarely before...Lisitsa tends to play with the lights fully on, with not enough shading in the wide expanse between loud and quiet. This gets rather tiring...But at the moment there is only one Valentina Lisitsa.

BBC Music Magazine, December 2012
Lisitsa emerges as a hugely confident and spontaneous performer. There's grace in her turns of phrase and relish in her sense of rhetoric...Sometimes, though, a downside appears when loud passages threaten to career a tad out of control and miss their point.

The Independent, 7th July 2012
There's an admirable lightness of touch and appreciation of rhythmic flow to her "Für Elise", and her negotiation of Liszt's "Un Sospiro" is captivating.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Royal Albert Hall, London (06/19/2012).



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Works Details

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23
  • Performer: Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
  • Performer: Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1810

>Liszt, Franz : Grand Bravura Fantasia on Paganini's "La Campanella", S 420
  • Performer: Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Prelude, Op. 32, no 5
  • Performer: Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
  • Performer: Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Scriabin, Alexander : Poèmes (2) for piano, Op. 32
  • Performer: Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1903

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32
  • Performer: Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
  • Performer: Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Prelude for piano no 21 in B minor, Op. 32/10
  • Performer: Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 13 in C minor, Op. 48/1, CT. 120
  • Performer: Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Liszt, Franz : Concert Etudes (3) for Piano, S 144
  • Performer: Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1848

>Scriabin, Alexander : Etudes (8) for Piano, Op. 42
  • Performer: Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume for Piano, S 541
  • Performer: Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Étude-tableau no 39 :: no 6 in A minor "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
  • Performer: Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1916-1917

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
  • Performer: Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835