Liszt - Complete Piano Music Vol.42: Paganini Studies | Naxos 8573458

Liszt - Complete Piano Music Vol.42: Paganini Studies


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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573458

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 26th February 2016



NiccolÚ Paganiniís short but scintillating international career influenced a generation of composers and performers, and Franz Lisztís encounter with him in Paris in 1832 stimulated a determination to become as great a virtuoso on the piano as Paganini was on the violin. Impressed by the 24 Caprices op.1, Liszt transcribed and transformed these challenging solo violin pieces into equally spectacular works for piano, the famous Caprice no.24 given eleven variations and an elaborate Coda. Le Carnaval de Venise shares its popular theme with a version by Paganini, these variations building in complexity towards a final burst of Lisztian virtuosity.

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