Liszt Rhapsodies

Jeno Jando - Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, Volume 1 (1999) [Complete Piano Music, Volume 12] Re-Up

Jenő Jandó - Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, Volume 1 (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.554480 | Time: 01:12:33

Not all of the Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies are flat-out showpieces like the best-known ones, so this disc makes for a better listening program than you might expect. And Jénö Jandó, who must be the hardest-working pianist in the recording business, has a real flair for this music. He plays with the combination of free rhythms and virtuosity that the music demands, and he even indulges in a bit of improvisation when the spirit moves him. This was probably something Liszt did himself, and other great Liszt interpreters such as Rachmaninov and Cziffra have done the same thing. Jandó doesn't quite have Cziffra's overwhelming virtuosity, but he plays musically and the result is a highly entertaining disc.
Franz Liszt - The Collection (2011) (34CD Box Set) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Franz Liszt - The Collection (2011) (34CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | 7.2 Gb | Covers (front, back) | 01:10:22:02 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 4.61 Gb
Classical, Romantic, Orchestral, Concerto | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / 00289 477 9525

In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Franz Liszt's birth, Deutsche Grammophon has assembled a limited-edition, 34-CD collection, housed in a sturdy cubic package that many collectors will covet for its impressive appearance. But this comprehensive set is really aimed at serious Liszt aficionados who appreciate the diverse ways of playing this arch-Romantic's passionate music.
Vincenzo Maltempo - Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies Complete (2CD) (2016)

Vincenzo Maltempo - Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies Complete (2CD) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 244.57 Mb (CD1) + 238.14 Mb (CD2) | 2:30:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Piano Classics - PCLD0108

Many music lovers and keyboard enthusiasts still believe that Liszt was a light-weight composer, given to bouts of bombast and virtuoso writing for its own sake. There is more than a grain of truth to that, but there's more to Liszt than many of his detractors realize, even in these Rhapsodies which are largely viewed as uneven creations, that at their best feature colorful music of relatively little depth. Yes, there is a good measure of confection in them – mostly good confection though – but there's also much solid Liszt in these scores. Nos. 2 and 6, for all their flash and bravura, are well crafted, brilliant pieces. #3 is not popular but also quite a fine work, as are Nos. 5, 9, 14, 15 and, despite its structural flaws, 12. I personally have great fondness for the late Rhapsodies, Nos. 16 – 19, which are all somewhat darker in mood and less virtuosic on the whole.
VA - Ultimate Liszt: The Essential Masterpieces (2008) (5 CD Box Set)

VA - Ultimate Liszt: The Essential Masterpieces (2008) (5 CD Box Set)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) | 5 CDs, 05:10:48 min | Cover included | 1,3 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca

The piano is squarely at the center of these 5 CDs of masterworks by the famed 19th-century Hungarian composer, whose breathtaking keyboard skills became the stuff of legend across Europe and around the world. Claudio Arrau and Sir Colin Davis are among the celebrated performers here as you hear Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Flat; Piano Concerto No. 2 in A; 3 Etudes De Concert; Hungarian Rhapsodies Nos. 1-6; A Faust Symphony; Symphonic Poem No. 5 "Prometheus"; Piano Sonata in B Minor; Liebestraum No. 3 in A Flat; Berceuse; Gnomenreigen; Valse Oubliée No. 1 in F Sharp , and more!

Leslie Howard - Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies (1999)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 9, 2020
Leslie Howard - Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies (1999)

Leslie Howard - Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 148:18 | 451 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67418/9

Perhaps this album will be more of a remembrance of the conclusion of this mammoth liszt piano music series than a colourful alternative for the Rhapsodies per se. I am happy to state that it fulfills both credentials admirably, indeed the sense of elation and triumph is palpably present throughout the whole interpretations. As usual, the detailed notes make for some fascinating reading and Hyperion have also graciously included a beautifully presented catalogue to the whole series as an addendum. Howard's speeds in the First are occasionally too ponderous but the warmth and eloquence of the music are indeed well served.
Aleksandra Mikulska - Souvenirs (Piano Works by Franz Liszt) (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Aleksandra Mikulska - Souvenirs (Piano Works by Franz Liszt) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 83:15 minutes | 1.22 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

On her GENUIN debut release, splendid Polish pianist Aleksandra Mikulska presents Franz Liszt’s reminiscences of the great loves of his life: they include both people and places as well as his own works that had grown dear to him. With broad musical lines and a wonderfully sensuous tone, the Special Prize-winner at the 15th International Frédéric Chopin Competition breathes new life into some of the most beautiful works of the repertoire: the Liebestraum and Hungarian Rhapsody, the Jota and the celebrated Frühlingslied, an arrangement of the song by Robert Schumann—a true delight for piano lovers!
Martin Ivanov - Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, S. 244 (Excerpts) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Martin Ivanov - Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, S. 244 (Excerpts) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 113:25 minutes | 913 MB
Classical | Label: Gramola Records, Official Digital Download

“One must defend the Hungarian Rhapsodies on two fronts: First against musicians of the ‘serious’ brand who look down on them as showpieces, and secondly, against the piano maniacs who abuse them as showpieces.” By these words, great pianist Alfred Brendel characterizes the Hungarian Rhapsodies S 244 by Franz Liszt, which have now been recorded for Gramola by the young Bulgarian pianist Martin Ivanov. The thin line between overwhelming virtuosity on one hand and poetic finesse on the other seems to be tailor-made for Ivanov, who already showed great success with his recordings of Chopin, Schumann and lately with his recording of Liszt’s Sonata in B minor.
Martin Ivanov - Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, S. 244 (Excerpts) (2020)

Martin Ivanov - Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, S. 244 (Excerpts) (2020)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 01:53:25 | 264 Mb
Classical | Label: Gramola Records

“One must defend the Hungarian Rhapsodies on two fronts: First against musicians of the ‘serious’ brand who look down on them as showpieces, and secondly, against the piano maniacs who abuse them as showpieces.” By these words, great pianist Alfred Brendel characterizes the Hungarian Rhapsodies S 244 by Franz Liszt, which have now been recorded for Gramola by the young Bulgarian pianist Martin Ivanov. The thin line between overwhelming virtuosity on one hand and poetic finesse on the other seems to be tailor-made for Ivanov, who already showed great success with his recordings of Chopin, Schumann and lately with his recording of Liszt’s Sonata in B minor.
Carlo Grante - Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, Nos. 12-17 (Original Versions) (2018)

Carlo Grante - Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, Nos. 12-17 (Original Versions) (2018)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:58:41 | 137 MB
Label: Naxos

Franz Liszt was born in Raiding, Hungary, and gypsy music fascinated him from childhood. After studies, concert tours and romantic adventures abroad, Liszt returned to his native country in 1839 and was hailed as a champion of its national identity. This program presents Liszt’s original Hungarian Rhapsodies from the Magyar Dalok collection, introducing themes used in later volumes. The inspiration he found in gypsy music-making created virtuoso piano works that assimilate its melancholy drama and wild dances, imitating local rhythms and colorful instruments such as the cimbalom, and elaborating on melodies of the day in a refined and spectacular act of national storytelling.

VA - Liszt: The Essentials (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 2, 2017
VA - Liszt: The Essentials (2017)

VA - Liszt: The Essentials
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 174:24 min | 404 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 25 | Rls.date: 2017

One of the most innovative and creative pianists and composers of the 19th century, Franz Liszt was known for taking beautiful masterpieces of music from literature. Many criticized him for his boldness but his works remain some of the most beautiful works in classical music today. Franz Liszt was born in Hungary and was the son of a steward. His father worked was employed with the Esterhazy family, who enjoyed the works of Haydn.