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Life and Works: LISZT (Siepmann)

Composer(s):Liszt, Franz
Artist(s) Siepmann, Jeremy, reader
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Spoken Word
Category Music Biographies
Catalogue 8.558005-06
Label Naxos Educational
Quality   320kbps


Review By Marc Shulgold,Rocky Mountain News,September 2001

"A new series on Naxos also offers considerable illumination on music and music makers. Actually, there are three series: "Opera Explained, "Classics Explained" and "Life and Works." Most ambitious is the latter collection, which consists of multidisc box sets devoted to Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt. Given all that recorded space, it's no surprise that the narration is richly detailed. Recitations of observations by contemporaries (Including words by the composer himself) are mixed in, as are musical examples. Nicely written companion books provide a look at the world of each composer, along with the printed text of the narration. These are thoroughly listenable collections, if you don't mind the heavily British speakers (Jeremy Siepmann is narrator, while fellow Englishmen Anton



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