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LISZT: Verdi Paraphrases and Transcriptions (Liszt Complete Piano Music, Vol. 25)

Composer(s):Liszt, Franz
Artist(s) Dossin, Alexandre, piano
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.557904
Label Naxos
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Review By Peter Cossé,Klassik heute,September 2007

Der (wie?) junge brasilianische Pianist Alexandre Dossin kann auf erhebliche Erfolge verweisen. 2003 gewann er den—in den vorbereitenden bürokratischen Maßgaben und auch im Reglement mehr als unübersichtlichen—Argerich-Wettbewerb von Buenos Aires (samt „Special Prize“), sieben Jahre zuvor den zweiten Preis im Callas-Wettbewerb von Athen. Der Unterricht am Moskauer Konservatorium bei Sergei Dorensky dürfte auch nicht geschadet haben, denn Dossin stellt sich hier als Liszt-Interpret von hohen technischen und expressiven Graden vor. Die zahlreichen Einspielungen—vor allem der Rigoletto-Paraphrase—im Gedächtnis, macht Dossin allein schon deswegen gute Figur, indem er jedem der operntheatralischen Themen eigenes


Review By David Denton, Naxos,July 2007

Naxos are doggedly keeping their promise to record every note of piano music composed by Franz Liszt, and in so doing discovering some of today's neglected virtuoso performers. Here in the 25th volume we have pieces designed to titillate audiences with their favourite Verdi opera melodies dressed up with a myriad of glittering notes as hands fly around the keyboard. They were composed at a time when opera melodies came so much into the public domain that delivery boys would be whistling them. So Liszt could do as much as he wished in the guise of paraphrase, the dance from Aida coming close to parody. But there is more to it than surface glitter as we find out in the quiet sadness of the Salva Maria from Jerusalem, while others take on the guise of an original piano piece, the



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