Liszt - Harmonies Poetiques et Religieuses | Decca 4812479

Liszt - Harmonies Poetiques et Religieuses

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4812479

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 17th June 2016

Contents

Artists

Roberto Plano (piano)

Works

Liszt, Franz

Consolations (6), S172
» no.3 in D flat major
Harmonies poetiques et religieuses, S173

Artists

Roberto Plano (piano)

About

For his debut on Decca, Roberto Plano has chosen a masterwork that is rarely performed, and that has not appeared in Universal’s catalogue for the last 50 years. This is the first complete recording of Harmonies poétiques and religieuses since France Clidat in the sixties.

Thanks to a very strong technique Roberto Plano has often been defined a virtuoso. But he is much more than that, and in fact it’s not virtuosity that is underlined in his performances of Liszt’s music, who remains one of his favourite composers.

Finalist in the Van Cliburn Competition 2005, Roberto Plano has since toured US extensively every year, as well as Europe. He has recently been appointed as piano professor by the Boston University. His repertoire ranges from such discoveries as Luchesi’s Sonatas to romantic and twentieth century music.

“This Italian pianist showed artistic maturity beyond his years… there was a wonderful clarity and control of inner voices in his performances…”
- NY Times

Plano has been described by The Chronicle in Glens Falls, NY, as the “Pavarotti of the Piano” for his lyricism, and also defined by the Chicago radio commentator Paul Harvey as the heir of Rubinstein and Horowitz.

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