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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphonies (arr. F. Liszt for piano), Vol. 5, 6 (Biret) - Nos. 6, "Pastoral" and 9, "Choral" (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 14, 15)

Composer(s):Liszt, Franz
Artist(s) Biret, Idil, piano
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.571264-65
Label Idil Biret Archive
Quality   320kbps
 


“The Pastoral thrives on Biret’s strength as a colourist. This performance is also quite a tribute to the piano as an instrument. The first movement is bathed in a golden sound, with an ethereal cantilena pervading the entire Andante that follows. This movement is nearly eighteen minutes long, and yet Biret’s serenity carries one along. Of all the music on records it is the storm that is the most Lisztian, the massive effects creating a spine-chilling climax…The piano tone throughout is sumptuous.” Gramophone
“The unfolding of the finale theme in the 9th Symphony before the baritone entry is daringly slow and Fürtwanglerian. Indeed her speeds are often measured. Yet it works. Biret clearly loves the sustaining

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