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Love & Death: Piano Transcriptions of Wagner & Verdi Operas / Abdiel Vazquez, piano

Album Summary

>Vazquez, Abdiel : Rhapsody on Themes from "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg," for piano (based on works by Franz Liszt,
>Tausig, Carl : Paraphrase for piano of Siegmund's love song from Wagner's "Die Walküre"
>Tausig, Carl : Paraphrase for piano of Ride of the Valkryies from Wagner's "Die Walküre"
>Tausig, Carl : Paraphrase for piano on Wagner's Liebesscene - Verklärung from Tristan und Isolde
>Martucci, Giuseppe : Concert fantasy on Verdi's La forza del destino, for piano
>Liszt, Franz : Paraphrase on Quartet from Verdi's "Rigoletto", S 434
>Liszt, Franz : Paraphrase on themes from Verdi's "Aida", S 436
>Cziffra, György [Piano] : Transcription for piano from Verdi's "Il Trovatore"
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Notes & Reviews:

These rarely heard piano transcriptions of Wagner and Verdi operas share a common theme: Love and Death, the two most important themes of opera, as a reflection of human life and fate. First the pianist Abdiel Vazquez presents his own "Meistersinger Rhapsody", a stunning pianistic tour de force. The three Wagner transcriptions (Ride of the Valkyries, Siegmund's Love Song, Love Scene and Transfiguration from Tristan) are by Carl Tausig, Liszt's favourite pupil, an awesome pianist and composer, died tragically young. The Concert Fantasy over themes from La Forza del Destino is by Italian composer Giuseppe Martucci (a wonderful composer with a fine ear for instrumental colours), followed by two famous paraphrases by Liszt (Rigoletto, Aida). The disc finds a spectacular conclusion in the fiendishly difficult Trovatore Paraphrase by Gyrgy Cziffra. Abdiel Vazquez is one of the foremost pianist of Mexico, a 1-rst Prize Winner of the New York Shining Stars Debut Series, which brought him his Carnegie Hall debut.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Greenfield Hall, Manhattan School of Music, New York (02/2014).



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>Vazquez, Abdiel : Rhapsody on Themes from "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg," for piano (based on works by Franz Liszt,
  • Performer: Abdiel Vazquez (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Tausig, Carl : Paraphrase for piano of Siegmund's love song from Wagner's "Die Walküre"
  • Performer: Abdiel Vazquez (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Tausig, Carl : Paraphrase for piano of Ride of the Valkryies from Wagner's "Die Walküre"
  • Performer: Abdiel Vazquez (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Tausig, Carl : Paraphrase for piano on Wagner's Liebesscene - Verklärung from Tristan und Isolde
  • Performer: Abdiel Vazquez (Piano)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Martucci, Giuseppe : Concert fantasy on Verdi's La forza del destino, for piano
  • Performer: Abdiel Vazquez (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Liszt, Franz : Paraphrase on Quartet from Verdi's "Rigoletto", S 434 :: paraphrase de concert (after Verdi), for piano, S. 434 (LW A187)
  • Performer: Abdiel Vazquez (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1859

>Liszt, Franz : Paraphrase on themes from Verdi's "Aida", S 436 :: Danza sacra e duetto finale, transcription for piano (after Verdi), S. 436 (LW A276)
  • Performer: Abdiel Vazquez (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>Cziffra, György [Piano] : Transcription for piano from Verdi's "Il Trovatore"
  • Performer: Abdiel Vazquez (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern