Worlds Of Liszt

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Label: ZEFIR
Catalog: ZEF9689

Oei, Martin

This CD includes music by the composer Franz Liszt from the performance 'Tom & Jerry in the Garden of Earthly Delights'. For this performance, pianist Martin Oei commissioned animations and videos to illustrate the life of Franz Liszt. Martin's aim is to introduce a younger audience to classical piano music and the remarkable role that Liszt played in the 19th century. The CD consist of original works, the monumental ‘Sonata in B’ (a very typical Liszt piece, one in which the musical themes characterize the characters Mephisto, Gretchen and Faust), the eighth Transcendental Etude 'Wilde Jagd' (Wild Hunt), Liebestraum, the Dante sonata and some arrangements. With the arrangements Liszt contributed to the fame of other composers. An original Erard grand piano from 1846 was used for the recording of this CD. In the 19th century Erard was the leading manufacturer of grand pianos and Liszt's favourite instrument.

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