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Liszt the Traveller

Donald Macleod looks at the period beginning in 1835 when Liszt eloped with his pregnant mistress, the countess Marie d'Agoult - the beginning of a restless time the composer later immortalised in the first two volumes of his Annees de pelerinage.

Pastorale No 3 (Annees de pelerinage - premiere annee, S160); Annees de pelerinage - Nos 2, 4 and 9
Alfred Brendel (piano)

Vallee d'Obermann (Annees de pelerinage - premiere annee: Suisse, S160)
Lazar Berman (piano)

Gondoliera (Venezia e Napoli - supplement to Annees de pelerinage - deuxieme annee, S162); Apres une lecture du Dante (Fantasia quasi Sonata - Annees de pelerinage - deuxieme annee: Italie, S160)
Jeno Jando (piano).

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Tue 24 Jun 2008 20:45

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