Liszt - Reflections | Etcetera KTC1631

Liszt - Reflections


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Label: Etcetera

Cat No: KTC1631

Barcode: 8711801016313

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 18th January 2019



Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort (piano)


Liszt, Franz

Annees de Pelerinage, 2nd Year (supplement), Venezia e Napoli, S162
» no.1 Gondoliera
» no.2 Canzone
» no.3 Tarantella
Annees de Pelerinage, 2nd Year, S161
» no.5 Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
Harmonies poetiques et religieuses, S173
» no.3 Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude
Liebestraume (3), S541
» no.3 Nocturne in A flat major
Standchen - Leise flehen meine Lieder (after Schubert), S559a
Widmung (Dedication), op.25 no.1 (Schumann), S566


Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort (piano)


This is the first solo CD on the new straight strung grand piano after the Barenboim releases on DG. Belgian pianist Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort says of this recording:

“I first heard of Chris Maene’s promising project in 2013. Daniel Barenboim had commissioned Maene to construct a modern instrument that possessed the characteristics of the instruments that had given voice to the innermost feelings of Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt during the 18th and 19th centuries.

“There was probably no better person than Chris Maene to bring this challenging project to fruition. For me it was an immense privilege to not only be able to monitor the development of the instrument at close quarters over the last years, but also to present this unique Belgian creation at the World Exposition of Milan of 2015 and to give several concerts on this great instrument in the Belgian Pavilion.

“For me, the Chris Maene Straight Strung Concert Grand brings together the best of two worlds: it combines the sounds of the pianos and fortepianos of the 18th and 19th centuries with the possibilities of the modern piano: a perfectly regulated keyboard, balanced registers and a powerful sound.

“The recording of this CD was an enthralling artistic process. The Chris Maene Straight Strung Concert Grand, with its warm and seemingly bottomless depths, its transparent middle range and its clear and pearly upper register, grants a wonderfully clear and pure experience in sound.

“This piano gave me continual insight into the many facts of piano playing, thanks to the countless moments of reflection, consideration and introspection that it inspired: moments of genuine and purifying reflection.”

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