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Franz Liszt occupied a special placeamong the great pianists of the nineteenthcentury. The boundless virtuosity which hebrought to his instrument made him notonly a rock star in his time, it also enabledhim as a composer to realize his musicalvision without having to make anyallowances for technical limitations. Thushe became not only the creator of a newstyle, but also a pathbreaker for newdirections in music whose influence wouldlast well into the 20th century.Many factors contributed to his multifacetedpersonality, therefore it is notsurprising that seemingly incompatibleelements like despair and transfiguration,demonism and religious ecstasy oftenstand next to each other and create thekind of tension which is the hallmark of agreat composer. The present programfeatures a selection of the most virtuosicand radiant works of Franz Liszt.
Franz Liszt occupied a special placeamong the great pianists of the nineteenthcentury. The boundless virtuosity which hebrought to his instrument made him notonly a rock star in his time, it also enabledhim as a composer to realize his musicalvision without having to make anyallowances for technical limitations. Thushe became not only the creator of a newstyle, but also a pathbreaker for newdirections in music whose influence wouldlast well into the 20th century.Many factors contributed to his multifacetedpersonality, therefore it is notsurprising that seemingly incompatibleelements like despair and transfiguration,demonism and religious ecstasy oftenstand next to each other and create thekind of tension which is the hallmark of agreat composer. The present programfeatures a selection of the most virtuosicand radiant works of Franz Liszt.
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Liszt
Artist: Balakirev / Liszt / Leyerer
Format: CD
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Franz Liszt occupied a special placeamong the great pianists of the nineteenthcentury. The boundless virtuosity which hebrought to his instrument made him notonly a rock star in his time, it also enabledhim as a composer to realize his musicalvision without having to make anyallowances for technical limitations. Thushe became not only the creator of a newstyle, but also a pathbreaker for newdirections in music whose influence wouldlast well into the 20th century.Many factors contributed to his multifacetedpersonality, therefore it is notsurprising that seemingly incompatibleelements like despair and transfiguration,demonism and religious ecstasy oftenstand next to each other and create thekind of tension which is the hallmark of agreat composer. The present programfeatures a selection of the most virtuosicand radiant works of Franz Liszt.
        
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