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Franz Liszt, Vol. 2 / Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Album Summary

>Liszt, Franz : Adelaide (I), song transcription for piano (after Beethoven Op. 46), S. 466i (LW A58)
>Liszt, Franz : Fantasy and Fugue of JS Bach in G minor (BWV 542) for Piano, S 463
>Liszt, Franz : Les jeux d'eaux à la Ville d'Este, for piano (Années III/4), S. 163/4 (LW A283/4)
>Liszt, Franz : Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude, for piano (Harmonies poétiques no 3), S. 173/3 (LW A158/3)
>Liszt, Franz : Funérailles, for piano (Harmonies poétiques no 7), S.173/7 (LW A158/7)
>Liszt, Franz : Nuages gris (Trübe Wolken), for piano, S. 199 (LW A305)
>Liszt, Franz : Vier kleine Klavierstücke, S. 192
>Liszt, Franz : Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1"
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Notes & Reviews:

Bridge is pleased to present Franz Liszt, Vol. 2, featuring keyboard titan, Garrick Ohlsson. Vol. 1 of the series (BRIDGE 9337), featuring Liszt's Sonata and Busoni's transcription of Liszt's Ad Nos Fantasy, received stellar reviews in the international press. Writing in Audiophile Audition, Gary Lemco opined that "Ohlsson raises the level of performance well above the merely virtuosic into the realm of demonized contrapuntal poetry, one of the great Liszt statements for the new millennium." BBC Music Magazine remarked on Ohlsson's "impressive display of ego-free power and virtuosity...Ohlsson delivers with an objective immensity." Vol. 2 is no let down, with Ohlsson offering an equal measure of poetry and keyboard thrills in a mixed program of Liszt's transcriptions (Bach and Beethoven) and favorites (Mephisto Waltz, No. 1, Funérailles, and Les Jeux d'eaux).

American Record Guide, March/April 2014
Ohlsson plays it with considerable reserve. Ohlsson uses the pedal to reinforce the sound to near organ dimensions. Benediction de Dieu dans la Solitude and Funerailles, both from Harmonies Poetiques et Religiuses, are played as well as I have ever heard them. Ohlsson manages to extract all their lyricism and power without letting them disintegrate as pompous rhetoric. At the same time his exceptional control and large color palette can be thrilling as the music unfolds. The deep, rich sound of the Bosendorfer Imperial sounds particularly magnificent in Funerailles. The second short piece from 4 Kleine Klavierstucke and Nuages Gris are typical of Liszt's late style with its more refined and tonally ambiguous writing. Superlatives are in order for such a finely conceived and executed recording.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: SUNY College at Purchase, Theater C, Purchase, NY (07/23/2012-07/25/2012).



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>Liszt, Franz : Adelaide (I), song transcription for piano (after Beethoven Op. 46), S. 466i (LW A58)
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: SUNY College at Purchase, Theater C, Purchase, NY (07/23/2012-07/25/2012)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Liszt, Franz : Fantasy and Fugue of JS Bach in G minor (BWV 542) for Piano, S 463 :: BWV 542), S. 463 (LW A244)
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: SUNY College at Purchase, Theater C, Purchase, NY (07/23/2012-07/25/2012)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: by 1861

>Liszt, Franz : Les jeux d'eaux à la Ville d'Este, for piano (Années III/4), S. 163/4 (LW A283/4)
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: SUNY College at Purchase, Theater C, Purchase, NY (07/23/2012-07/25/2012)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1877

>Liszt, Franz : Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude, for piano (Harmonies poétiques no 3), S. 173/3 (LW A158/3)
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: SUNY College at Purchase, Theater C, Purchase, NY (07/23/2012-07/25/2012)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851

>Liszt, Franz : Funérailles, for piano (Harmonies poétiques no 7), S.173/7 (LW A158/7)
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: SUNY College at Purchase, Theater C, Purchase, NY (07/23/2012-07/25/2012)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1848-1849

>Liszt, Franz : Nuages gris (Trübe Wolken), for piano, S. 199 (LW A305)
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: SUNY College at Purchase, Theater C, Purchase, NY (07/23/2012-07/25/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1881

>Liszt, Franz : Vier kleine Klavierstücke, S. 192 :: no 2 in A flat major. Moderato
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: SUNY College at Purchase, Theater C, Purchase, NY (07/23/2012-07/25/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1865-1879

>Liszt, Franz : Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1"
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: SUNY College at Purchase, Theater C, Purchase, NY (07/23/2012-07/25/2012)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1859-1862