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Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; 'Malédiction' / Alexandre Kantorow, piano; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Jean-Jacques Kantorow

Album Summary

>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124
>Liszt, Franz : Malédiction, for piano & string orchestra (or string sextet), S. 121 (LW H1)
>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Franz Liszt's two standard repertoire, virtuoso piano concertos, the four-movement, more bravura First and the very intriguingly composed, sectional, single-movement Second, frame the single-movement Malédiction for piano and strings which Liszt composed in 1833, revised in 1840, but never published in his lifetime. Stepping into Liszt's shoes for the present recording, his first with BIS as well as being his début concerto disc is the young, promising pianist Alexandre Kantorow (b. 1997), supported by his father Jean-Jacques Kantorow conducting the Tapiola Sinfonietta.

BBC Music Magazine, November 2015
Kantorow's approach rejects bombast in favour of an equable, mellow-toned artistry that's admirable in itself... Kantorow's way with [the Second Concerto], at once powerful and lucid, convinces strongly, and throughout he is supported by orchestral accompaniments - the Tapiola Sinfonietta conducted by Kantorow's father Jean-Jacques - of top-flight alertness and precision.

Gramophone Magazine, September 2015
Kantorow has a marvellous leggiero touch, but when Liszt asks for con furore, ffff avec enthousiasme, il pi presto possible, then Kantorow does not hold back with thrilling bravura, aided by the exemplary support of his violinist-conductor father... it is hard not to be impressed by Kantorow in the concertos, but the MalTdiction is why you should buy the disc.

Sunday Times, 16th August 2015
Everything here is dramatic and intellectually probing. One feels the tug at musical language and our heartstrings.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Tapiola Concert Hall, Finland (11/2014).



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>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124
  • Performer: Alexandre Kantorow (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
  • Ensemble: Tapiola Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 19 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1835-1856

>Liszt, Franz : Malédiction, for piano & string orchestra (or string sextet), S. 121 (LW H1)
  • Performer: Alexandre Kantorow (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
  • Ensemble: Tapiola Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 7 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1833

>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125
  • Performer: Alexandre Kantorow (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
  • Ensemble: Tapiola Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 17 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1839