Franz Liszt - A Faust Symphony S108 | Euroarts 2072078

Franz Liszt - A Faust Symphony S108

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Cat No: 2072078

Format: DVD - NTSC

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 27th November 2006

Contents

Artists

Kenneth Riegel
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Leonard Bernstein

Works

Liszt, Franz

A Faust Symphony, S108

Artists

Kenneth Riegel
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Leonard Bernstein

About

Some consider this symphony to be Liszt's masterpiece. It surely contains one of the most colorful families of leitmotifs in the orchestral repertoire. In fact, each character in Goethe's play is so vividly depicted that you might not be remiss in calling it an opera without words.
 
Leonard Bernstein gives an exhuberant, powerful performance, extracting from his Boston Symphonies players matching prowess. Bernstein excelled in this kind of repertoire, he was especially gifted to conduct these romantic works that explored the full range of emotional writing as well as that of the orchestral capabilities
 
“Franz Liszt's Faust Symphony is one of the most significant yet (in our time) least appreciated orchestral works of the nineteenth century. […] the quasi-autobiographical Faust Symphony is Liszt's largest and greatest symphonic utterance, and a tour de force of nineteenth-century harmonic practice …”  Opera News
Penguin Guide 4 stars Penguin Rosette Winner

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