The Liszt Recordings - Krystian Zimerman

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FRANZ LISZT

The Liszt Recordings
Krystian Zimerman
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Seiji Ozawa
Int. Release 15 Sep. 2011
2 CDs
0289 477 9697 8 2 CDs DDD GM2


Tracklisting

CD 1: The Liszt Recordings

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat, S.124

Piano Concerto No.2 in A, S.125

Krystian Zimerman, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Gesamtspielzeit: 55:32

CD 2: The Liszt Recordings

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
Piano Sonata In B Minor, S.178

Krystian Zimerman

Gesamtspielzeit: 1:05:48

The Concertos are scintillating, the Sonata Olympian.

Among today's greats, there's a mesmerizing account to which I return often, hearing something new in it every time . . . he offers a combination of exquisitely wrought pianistic detail, deep structural awareness and, best of all, a personal slant on the work's emotional narrative, with that essential white heat at its core . . . the octaves are a knockout; and the phrasing of lyrical melodies and decorative arabesques is filled with tenderness. He paces the work ideally, saving the biggest guns for the ultimate climax, manipulating the tempo to make us hold our breath, before resolving into the coda . . .