The Liszt Recordings - Krystian Zimerman


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

Track List

CD 1: The Liszt Recordings

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

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major, S. 125

Krystian Zimerman, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Total Playing Time 55:32

CD 2: The Liszt Recordings

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




Krystian Zimerman

Total Playing Time 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 . . .