Liszt & Thalberg: Opera Fantasies / Hamelin
No matter the repertoire, pianist Marc-André Hamelin never ceases to astonish. This recital, featuring high-octane transformations of nineteenth-century operatic favorites, is electrifying. The featured work, Liszt's "Hexaméron," was dubbed "a monster" by the composer. It certainly holds no terrors for this virtuoso pianist, and instead makes for some thrilling listening.