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Label:
  Praga Digitals - http://www.pragadigitals.com/
Serial:
  PRD/DSD 350 081
Title:
  Liszt: Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, Mephisto-Waltz No.1 etc. - Richter
Description:
  Liszt: 4 of Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S173; Scherzo & March S177; Mephisto-Waltz No.1 S541; Mephisto Polka S217; Nuages gris S199; Valse oubliée No. 2 in A flat S215

Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Track listing:
 
Genre:
  Classical - Instrumental
Content:
  Mono
Media:
  Hybrid
Recording type:
  Analogue
Recording info:
 

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Review by JJ July 18, 2015 (0 of 1 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
With this second volume, the Liszt/Richter coupling once again subjugates us both in interpretive terms and as a “sound resurrection,” for the DSD remastering based on master tapes is stunning in its fidelity. The program is copious (nearly 80 minutes!) with Scherzo and March S.177, Mephisto Waltz N°1 S.514, Ave Maria S.182, three pieces from Poetic and Religious Harmonies S.173 (Thought on the dead, Funérailles, Andante Lagrimoso), Mephisto Polka S.217, Gray Clouds S.199/7, and Forgotten Walzes N°2 S.215. “The pianist is only the performer who must translate to the letter the composer’s intentions. He must add nothing to the score. If he has talent, he must allow us to perceive truth in the work, which is already a miracle in itself… He must not dominate this music but dissolve himself in it.” Thus spoke Sviatoslav Richter…

Jean-Jacques Millo
Translation Lawrence Schulman

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Works: 6  

Franz Liszt - 10 Harmonies poétiques et religieuses III, S. 173
Franz Liszt - 4 Valses oubliées, S. 215
Franz Liszt - Mephisto Polka, S. 217
Franz Liszt - Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S. 514
Franz Liszt - Scherzo und Marsch, S. 177
Franz Liszt - Trübe Wolken (Nuages gris), S. 199