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LISZT: Preludes (Les) / Orpheus / Mazeppa / Die Ideale (arr. for 2 pianos) (Liszt Complete Piano Music, Vol. 29)

Composer(s):Liszt, Franz
Artist(s) Kanazawa-Admony Piano Duo, Ensemble
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicInstrumental
Catalogue 8.570736
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99



Review By David Denton,Naxos,July 2008

This latest edition to the Naxos cycle of the complete piano music of Liszt is one of the most exciting in a series already bedecked with critically acclaimed discs. It contains the composer’s piano duo transcriptions of four orchestral tone poems, Les Préludes, Orpheus, Mazeppa and Die Ideale, and is given by the staggeringly brilliant husband and wife duo, Tami Kanazawa and Yuval Admony. These are two big pianists in the most favourable sense of the word, and when they unleash massive fortissimo passages it is with spine-tingling impact and brilliance. Yet hear their quiet passages in Orpheus,which are of considerable gracefulness. There are passing moments where I would have liked a more singing quality, but they are a minor



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