Product Description & Reviews
A must-have for enthusiasts of the virtuoso piano repertoire, this CD presents a stunning collection of transcriptions for solo piano by Franz Liszt and Maurice Ravel as performed by the brilliant, internationally acclaimed artist Laura Kargul.Highlights include Kargul's own spectacular version of Ravel's tour de force, La Valse, and the world premiere recording of excerpts from Ravel's solo piano version of Daphnis et Chloé, where Kargul gathers five consecutive dance movements from the first scene into a delightful keyboard suite.Also of great interest is the rarely recorded Liszt transcription of Beethoven's song cycle, An die ferne Geliebte, which, with Liszt's touching fidelity to the original, contrasts mightily with the charming but fiendishly difficult transcriptions of songs by Schubert (Die Forelle and Liebesbotschaft) and Schumann (Frühlingsnacht and Widmung).Liszt's arrangement of Isoldens Liebestod, the majestic final scene from Wagner's opera, Tristan und Isolde, is a masterpiece of orchestral writing for piano -- rendered here with utterly convincing symphonic color and power. Produced, recorded and mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Robert Ludwig of Gateway Mastering Studios, the CD features an arresting, rich, warm sound without ever compromising the broad range of color and dynamics so integral to the genre of piano transcriptions. A beautifully recorded disc.
Features & Highlights
|Item Weight:||0.21 pounds|
|Package Weight:||0.18 pounds|
|Package Size:||4.97 x 0.54 x 0.54 inches|
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