Liszt & Thalberg - Opera Transcriptions & Fantasies | Hyperion CDA68320

Liszt & Thalberg - Opera Transcriptions & Fantasies

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Label: Hyperion

Cat No: CDA68320

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 28th August 2020

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About

If, as Liszt himself dubbed it, Hexaméron is ‘a monster’, it’s a monster which certainly holds no terrors for Marc-André Hamelin, and the encounter between them makes for some thrilling pianism. The remainder of the recital – high-octane transformations of nineteenth-century operatic favourites – is every bit as electrifying, from a musician who never ceases to astonish whatever the repertoire.

Reviews

If I were allowed a two-word review of this disc, it would read as follows: buy it. But then, as a long-term admirer of Marc-André Hamelin, you would expect me to write that. Except that I think this new release is among the very best of all the recordings he has given us, returning, as he does, to the kind of repertoire in which he made his name and in which he is sui generisJeremy Nicholas
Gramophone October 2020
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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