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BALAKIREV: Piano Sonata / LISZT: Apres une lecture du Dante (Kentner) (1938-1951)

Artist(s) Lambert, Constant, Conductor • Sadlers' Wells OrchestraKentner, Louis, piano
Period(s) 20th CenturyRomantic
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosInstrumental
Catalogue 8.111223
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
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Described in 1987 by Yehudi Menuhin as “one of the most generously cultivated of men… He is a musician gifted with enormous talent, both creative to composer and executive – a wonderful pianist”, Louis Kentner settled in Britain where he quickly distinguished himself for his daring and monumental piano recitals. He gave the European première of Bartók’s Third Piano Concerto and, as these recordings testify, was a devoted and untiring advocate for the music of Liszt. His recordings of Csárdás Macabre and En Rêve were the very first to appear on disc. Kentner also championed Mili Balakirev whose Sonata in B flat minor here receives its first recording: “Louis Kentner plays the work



Work/Track Title Time
BALAKIREV: Piano Sonata / LISZT: Apres une lecture du Dante (Kentner) (1938-1951) 1:16:57   
  Facade 1: No. 16. Valse (arr. L. Kentner for piano) 3:25       
  Csardas macabre, S224/R46 6:57       
  En reve (Nocturne), S207/R87 2:22       
  Piano Sonata in B-Flat Minor          
      I. Andantino 6:12       
      II. Mazurka: Moderato 4:44       
      III. Intermezzo: Larghetto 4:46       
      IV. Allegro non troppo, ma con fuoco 8:20       
  Bolero, Op. 19 8:18       
  Annees de pelerinage, 2nd year, Italy supplement, S162/R10: Venezia e Napoli (excerpts)          
      I. Gondoliera 5:51       
      III. Tarantella 9:09       
  Annees de pelerinage, 2nd year, Italy, S161/R10b: No. 7. Apres une lecture du Dante 16:53       
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