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Liszt: Piano Works, Vol.3 / BOLET [Import]

Franz Liszt , Jorge Bolet Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 Oct 1999)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B00000INW9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,771 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Son in b: Lento Assai
2. Son in b: Andante Sostenuto
3. Son in b: Fugato
4. Valse Impromptu
5. Liebestraume-3 Nocturnes: No.1 in A flat-Hohe Liebe
6. Liebestraume-3 Nocturnes: No.2 in E flat-Seliger Tod
7. Liebestraume-3 Nocturnes: No.3 in A flat-O Lieb
8. Grand Galop Chromatique

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Aristocrat of Liszt pianists 14 Jun 2011
Although I'm not that familiar with Liszt's output in general, I adore some of his solo piano works, particularly his wonderful Piano Sonata and the exquisite Liebestraume. Here we have Jorge Bolet giving a truly refined performance of this incredibly demanding sonata, together with charming interpretations of smaller piano works - including a sparkling Valse impromptu and the three Liebestraume of course.

I have to admit that I had never heard of the name Jorge Bolet until I found this CD in my local library. Boy was I missing out! If you're only familiar with young, flashy virtuosi like Lang Lang et al I would most definitely give this recording a try. Bolet has an incredible technique but it is allied with sincere musicanship and a beautifully refined touch that is at opposite extremes to the likes of Lang Lang. This is most apparent in the central movement of the sonata, which is given a poignant and deeply felt performance.

I was also touched by his playing in the Valse impromptu, which is a wonderful sparkling little piece. The three Liebestraume are as sensitive and dreamy as you could want (without losing sense of the musical line however). In general I would certainly place Bolet's performance of the Piano Sonata alongside Argerich's DG recording - but it is of a different magnitude to make an interesting comparison. Where Argerich is all fire and extreme passion, Bolet gives us a slightly steadier performance that is just as involved and inspired in its own way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Liszt Playing 31 Dec 2011
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Great Liszt Sonata by a Liszt specialist. You can't go wrong with the Bolet/Liszt combo. Seems like he was born to play Liszt.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Liszt: Piano Works, Vol. 3 12 Jun 2009
By Eric Rooney - Published on Amazon.com
This CD is another in the series of great Liszt recordings by Jorge Bolet. Very well worth having-his playing is superb.
If you see it,buy it.
It has become a rare item.
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