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Liszt: Piano Sonata ()

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Liszt: Piano Sonata - Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
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  1. Fantasie & Fuge über das Thema B-A-C-H, for piano, S. 529/2 (LW A250/2)
  2. Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude, for piano, S. 173/3 (LW A158/3) (Harmonies poétiques No. 3)
  3. Venezia e Napoli II (3), for piano, S. 162 (LW A197)
  4. Piano Sonata in B minor, S. 178 (LW A179)

It's curious that Marc-André Hamelin, the Quebec pianist perhaps most identified with pure virtuosity, hasn't recorded a great deal of the music of Liszt, the quintessential composer-virtuoso. This collection of Liszt pieces delivers satisfying results, although they don't involve the sheer keyboard-pounding fireworks you might expect. Indeed, Hamelin deploys his gifts more in the maintenance of total control over the music -- not an easy thing with the Piano Sonata in B minor, it must be said -- than in sheer power. The ...

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Liszt: Piano Sonata 2011, Hyperion

UPC: 034571177601