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Donald Macleod explains how witnessing the great violin virtuoso Paganini perform in Paris inspired Liszt to extend his piano technique even further.

Donald Macleod begins a week of programmes looking at Liszt's extraordinary contribution to the piano repertoire, alongside the music of his friends, rivals and protégés.

By the age of twenty, Liszt was already an acclaimed master of his instrument, but witnessing the great violin virtuoso Paganini perform in Paris inspired him to extend his piano technique even further.

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Mon 1 Oct 2012 18:30

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  • Franz Liszt

    Etudes d'execution transcendante S.139 for piano [based on S.137-8]No.8 Wilde Jagd

    Performer: Claudio ARRAU - Piano

    • PHILIPS.
    • 416-458-2.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Concerto no. 1 in D major Op.6 for violin and orchestra

    Conductor: Osmo VANSKA Performer: Ilia GRINGOLTS - Violin Performer: Lahti S O

    • BIS.
    • CD-999.
  • Carl Czerny

    Die Kunst der Fingerfertigkeit[The art of finger practice] Op.740 for piano

    Performer: Guy DAGUL - Piano

    • FHMD.
    • 8-81.
  • Franz Liszt

    6 Grandes etudes de Paganini S.141 for piano

    Performer: Marc-Andre HAMELIN - Piano

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA-67370.
  • Franz Liszt

    (Berlioz) Symphonie fantastique S.470, transc. for piano

    Performer: Idil BIRET - Piano

    • NAXOS.
    • 8.-550725.
  • Franz Liszt

    Annees de pelerinage - 1er annee, Suisse S.160

    Performer: Stephen HOUGH - Piano

    • hyperion.
    • cda 67424.

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