on 13 March 2015
Although I can't play the piano I love the instrument. This CD shows that it is capable of playing the complicated tunes of Wagnerian opera in a totally credible way.
Of course purists will say that opera should be played by a large opera as the composer intended, however Liszt had another idea and he made sure that, prior to the day of records, smaller audiences could enjoy the melodies of the opera in the smaller confinement of their parlours.
Well done Liszt and Louis Lortie for bringing these tunes to our attention.