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Episode 3

Donald discusses the attitude of Liszt's contemporaries to the composer's celebrity gained as a touring virtuoso.

Donald Macleod looks at Liszt's extraordinary contribution to the piano repertoire, alongside the music of his friends, rivals and protégés.

For twelve years Liszt carved out a glittering career as a touring virtuoso achieving a notoriety unparalleled in all music history, but not all his contemporaries were equally impressed.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Franz Liszt

    Harmonies poetiques et religieuses S.172a for piano [1847 version of S.173]

    Performer: Howard SHELLEY - Piano

    • Hyperion.
    • CDA67187.
    • 1.
  • Franz Liszt

    Fantasy on Hungarian folk-melodies S.123 for piano and orchestra

    Conductor: Charles DUTOIT Performer: Jean-Yves THIBAUDET - Piano Performer: Montreal S O

    • DECCA.
    • 433-075-2.
    • -1.
  • Robert Schumann

    Fantasy in C major Op.17 for piano

    Performer: Leif Ove ANDSNES - Piano

    • EMI.
    • CDC5-56414-2.
  • Franz Liszt

    Missa solemnis zur Einweihung der Basilika in Gran in D major S.9

    Conductor: Jacques GRIMBERT Performer: Anne-Marguerite Werster - Soprano Performer: Guy FLECHTER - Tenor Performer: Johannes Schmidt - Bass Baritone Performer: Liliana Bizineche-Eisinger - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Paris Sorbonne Choir Performer: Paris Sorbonne Orchestra

    • Arte Nova.
    • 74321-654182.

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