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Kempff plays Liszt

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Label: Australian Eloquence

Cat No: ELQ4806633

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 18th November 2013

Contents

Works

Liszt, Franz

Annees de Pelerinage, 1st Year 'Suisse', S160
» no.2 Au lac de Wallenstadt
» no.4 Au bord d'une source
» no.7 Eglogue
Annees de Pelerinage, 2nd Year (supplement), Venezia e Napoli, S162
» no.1 Gondoliera
Annees de Pelerinage, 2nd Year, S161
» no.2 Il penseroso
» no.3 Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa
» no.4 Sonetto 47 del Petrarca
» no.5 Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
» no.6 Sonetto 123 del Petrarca
Legendes (2), S175
Piano Concerto no.1 in E flat major, S124
Piano Concerto no.2 in A major, S125

Artists

Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Anatole Fistoulari

Works

Liszt, Franz

Annees de Pelerinage, 1st Year 'Suisse', S160
» no.2 Au lac de Wallenstadt
» no.4 Au bord d'une source
» no.7 Eglogue
Annees de Pelerinage, 2nd Year (supplement), Venezia e Napoli, S162
» no.1 Gondoliera
Annees de Pelerinage, 2nd Year, S161
» no.2 Il penseroso
» no.3 Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa
» no.4 Sonetto 47 del Petrarca
» no.5 Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
» no.6 Sonetto 123 del Petrarca
Legendes (2), S175
Piano Concerto no.1 in E flat major, S124
Piano Concerto no.2 in A major, S125

Artists

Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Anatole Fistoulari

About

Eloquence is proud to announce a mini-edition devoted to some of the rarer recordings of Wilhelm Kempff, born in 1895 at Jüterbog, the son of a church organist. By 1916, Kempff was firmly established as a soloist in Europe, following many appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic under Nikisch, and as a teacher (he became director of the Musikhochschule, Stuttgart, in 1924). In the 1930s he gained a reputation in Beethoven’s sonatas, which he took around the world. Curiously, he did not appear in London until 1951, nor America until 1964.

Apart from a period with Decca in the 1950s, Kempff was a Deutsche Grammophon artist for over 60 years, beginning in 1920. He continued to perform well into his 80s, and gave his final concert in 1981. From 1957 he gave annual courses at his home in Positano, Italy, where he died in 1991.
 
almost anything played by this keyboard titan is worth hearing’ - International Piano

poetry in almost every phrase’ - Gramophone
 
Here are Kempff’s complete Liszt recordings for Decca, from poetic performances of the two Concertos, through to thundering, yet evocative renditions of the Two Legends, and a selection of pieces from the Swiss and Italian books of Years of Pilgrimage. Referring specifically to Kempff’s non-bombastic Liszt, Brendel called them ‘the greatest we have’.
 
I was so thrilled and excited by Kempff’s truly magnificent performances of these pieces and by the fine recording of the piano … that I was afraid to play the record again… But I did hear it and I shall not easily forget it.’ - Gramophone (solo Liszt)

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