Wagner transcribed August Stradal for solo piano Vol.2 | Toccata Classics TOCC0192

Wagner transcribed August Stradal for solo piano Vol.2

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Label: Toccata Classics

Cat No: TOCC0192

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 29th September 2014

Contents

Works

Wagner, Richard

Das Rheingold
» End of the last scene (trans. August Stradal for solo piano)
Lohengrin
» Freie Phantasie (trans. August Stradal for solo piano)
Parsifal
» Good Friday Spell (Karfreitagszauber) (trans. August Stradal for solo piano)
Siegfried
» End of the last act (trans. August Stradal for solo piano)
Tristan und Isolde
» O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe / Einsam wachend in der Nacht (trans. August Stradal for solo piano)

Artists

Juan Guillermo Vizcarra (piano)

Works

Wagner, Richard

Das Rheingold
» End of the last scene (trans. August Stradal for solo piano)
Lohengrin
» Freie Phantasie (trans. August Stradal for solo piano)
Parsifal
» Good Friday Spell (Karfreitagszauber) (trans. August Stradal for solo piano)
Siegfried
» End of the last act (trans. August Stradal for solo piano)
Tristan und Isolde
» O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe / Einsam wachend in der Nacht (trans. August Stradal for solo piano)

Artists

Juan Guillermo Vizcarra (piano)

About

The Czech-born pianist and writer August Stradal (1860-1930) - a student of Bruckner and disciple of Liszt - was one of the more prolific transcribers of the nineteenth and earlier twentieth centuries.

He produced a vast quantity of piano music, including Liszt's orchestral works, most of the Bruckner symphonies, a good deal of the Baroque (not least a huge amount of Bach) and much more. These transcriptions are phenomenally difficult to play.

This is the second in a series of three recordings presenting his Wagner transcriptions, cast in the best barnstorming virtuoso tradition.

Juan Guillermo Vizcarra is one of the leading Peruvian pianists of his generation, whose performances have been heard far beyond his native land. He has received numerous honours in international competitions. MusicWeb International wrote of Vol.1 of this series: 'Juan Guillermo Vizcarra makes a staggeringly powerful case for these transcriptions ...]. Vizcarra is especially skilled at layering the dynamics within these complex textures ensuring that the ear is guided to primary and secondary material. ...] Vizcarra is beautifully poetic'.

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