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Nightbreak: works by Liszt, Brahms, Rihm, Glass / Bruce Levingston, piano

Audio Samples

>Liszt, Franz : Annees de pelerinage, premiere annee, S 160 "Suisse"
>Liszt, Franz : Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse"
>Liszt, Franz : Années de pèlerinage no 3, S 163
>Brahms, Johannes : Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116
>Brahms, Johannes : Ballades (4) for piano, Op. 10
>     in D minor, Op. 10/1
>Brahms, Johannes : Waltz for piano, 4 hands in D minor, Op. 39/9
>Rihm, Wolfgang : Brahmsliebewalzer, for piano
>Glass, Philip : Dracula Suite
>     Dracula
>     Carriage without a driver
>     In his cell
>     Van Helsing and Dracula
>     Dracula (Reprise)

Album Summary

>Liszt, Franz : Annees de pelerinage, premiere annee, S 160 "Suisse"
>Liszt, Franz : Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse"
>Liszt, Franz : Années de pèlerinage no 3, S 163
>Brahms, Johannes : Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116
>Brahms, Johannes : Ballades (4) for piano, Op. 10
>Brahms, Johannes : Waltz for piano, 4 hands in D minor, Op. 39/9
>Rihm, Wolfgang : Brahmsliebewalzer, for piano
>Glass, Philip : Dracula Suite
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

In his latest release, Nightbreak, acclaimed pianist Levingston has recorded an album of works that display the light and dark of the human soul. From the dramatic sound portraits of Liszt's powerful and moving "Vallée d'Obermann" and Brahms anguished "Edward" Ballade to the world premiere recording of Glass's brilliant and thrilling "Dracula Suite", Levingston's virtuosic and deeply searching performance on this CD captures a panoramic range of colors and emotions. He is one of the leading figures on the contemporary music scene.

American Record Guide
This program includes stunning and highly illuminating performances of Liszt's VallTe d'Obermann, Les Cloches de Geneve, and Les Jeux d'Eaux a la Villa D'Este...

Gramophone
the present disc's selections vividly display the light and darkness of the human soul, while the 'Nightbreak' title refers to that moment when day meets night and the spectrums of the sun and moon mesh together.... the pieces sound well together... the Brahms and Liszt pieces... benefit from Levingston's masterly textural control...

Buffalo News
I don't know if it would be possible to play Franz Liszt's "Vallee D'Oberman" at a slower tempo than Bruce Levingston does at first on this superb piano recital disc. He is an exceptional young pianist of Romantic and modern repertoire - a poet and intellectual ...



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Works Details

>Liszt, Franz : Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse"
  • Performer: Bruce Levingston (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1848-1855

>Liszt, Franz : Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse"
  • Performer: Bruce Levingston (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1848-1855

>Liszt, Franz : Années de pèlerinage no 3, S 163
  • Performer: Bruce Levingston (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1877

>Brahms, Johannes : Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116
  • Performer: Bruce Levingston (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Brahms, Johannes : Ballades (4) for piano, Op. 10 :: in D minor, Op. 10/1
  • Performer: Bruce Levingston (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1854

>Brahms, Johannes : Waltz for piano, 4 hands in D minor, Op. 39/9
  • Performer: Bruce Levingston (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1865

>Rihm, Wolfgang : Brahmsliebewalzer, for piano
  • Performer: Bruce Levingston (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985

>Glass, Philip : Dracula Suite :: Dracula
  • Performer: Bruce Levingston (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1999

>Glass, Philip : Dracula Suite :: Carriage without a driver
  • Performer: Bruce Levingston (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1999

>Glass, Philip : Dracula Suite :: In his cell
  • Performer: Bruce Levingston (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1999

>Glass, Philip : Dracula Suite :: Van Helsing and Dracula
  • Performer: Bruce Levingston (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1999

>Glass, Philip : Dracula Suite :: Dracula (Reprise)
  • Performer: Bruce Levingston (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1999