Franz Liszt

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From Vivaldi to Vaughan Williams: more musical voices who have changed our world
Over the past few months, our Know the Score series introduced 20 great composers. But what of the many we couldn’t write about? Martin Kettle suggests some other names whose music is well worth exploring

Martin Kettle

25, Nov, 2020 @1:36 PM

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Dead Famous by Greg Jenner review – a joyous history of celebrity
From a beautiful ballerina to a 5,000lb rhino, from Byron to Mick Jagger, a romp through the story of fame and fanhood

Fara Dabhoiwala

18, Mar, 2020 @7:30 AM

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Classical CDs of the year | Andrew Clements's pick of 2019
Significant orchestral recordings were few, but Berlioz, Offenbach and Schumann were celebrated in style, solo artists impressed and smaller labels triumphed

Andrew Clements

19, Dec, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Karabits review – Sumptuous Strauss sees off a lacklustre Liszt
Lighthouse, Poole
Liszt’s poetic work merits a listen, but was easily outshone by Hummel and a ravishing Rosenkavalier

Andrew Clements

04, Oct, 2019 @1:33 PM

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Franz Liszt: Sardanapalo, Mazeppa review – lost opera of glittering scope | Classical CD of the week
Musicologist David Trippet skilfully reconstructs a Liszt opera fragment, illustrating the composer’s fertile musical mind

Erica Jeal

07, Feb, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Liszt: Années de Pèlerinage, Troisième Année review – exemplary command and colour
CédricTiberghien’s selection of later works is thoughtful and he never flaunts his total control of the challenges

Andrew Clements

31, Jan, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Prom 61: Rotterdam Philharmonic/Nézet-Séguin review - centenary celebrations see Dutch orchestra in great shape
Pianist Yefim Bronfman was a poised and eloquent soloist in Liszt, and Nézet-Séguin brought out the colours if not the drama of Bruckner’s 4th

Erica Jeal

29, Aug, 2018 @11:45 AM

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Liszt’s lost opera: 'beautiful' work finally brought to life after 170 years
Sardanapalo to premiere in Germany after Cambridge academic translates and deciphers neglected sketchbook

Kate Connolly in Weimar

17, Aug, 2018 @3:31 PM

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Bertrand Chamayou review – a formidable Lisztian
The most demanding of the composer’s keyboard works was a bold second-half choice, but Chamayou was up to it

Andrew Clements

05, Apr, 2018 @10:06 AM

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Proms get political as Ode to Joy features on first night
Festival tries to avoid controversial statements, but Russian-German pianist Igor Levit sneaked European Union theme through in first hour of season

Erica Jeal

14, Jul, 2017 @11:22 PM

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Schumann; Liszt; Janáček; Brahms CD review – an intimate, artful piano recital

Erica Jeal

20, Apr, 2017 @2:15 PM

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Liszt: Transcendental Studies; Paganini Studies CD review – delicacy, dazzle and virtuosity
It’s hard to remember that Daniil Trifonov is still only 25. This double CD set reveals his sensitivity as well as his showmanship

Andrew Clements

21, Sep, 2016 @2:30 PM

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