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Liszt: Transcendental Études, S. 139



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Kirill Gerstein, during this project, described Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes as “one of the most towering mountain peaks of the piano literature. Transcendental Etudes can be seen as a distillation of mid-19th century Romanticism, capturing its otherworldly experiences and spirituality. The pieces are a reworking of Liszt’s earlier Douze Grandes Etudes, which Liszt began composing when he was only fifteen years old. For this new recording, Gerstein has focused on the word “transcendental” as the key to interpreting this cycle. Gerstein goes beyond the virtuosic requirements and explores the ways Liszt goes outside of the usual to depict images of the visionary, the otherworldly, and the impressionistic. He also explores the relationship between the etudes to show the dramatic arc of the set when performed altogether. Kirill Gerstein is a multifaceted pianist who has quickly ascended into the highest order of classical musicians. His masterful technique and discerning intelligence lend themselves well to his musical curiosity which continually inspires him to explore various repertoire which spans centuries and genres.
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Item number MYR019
Barcode 4260183510192
Release date 9/9/2016
Category Classical Music
Label MYRIOS CLASSICS
Media type SACD
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Gerstein, Kirill
Disc: 1
Études d'exécution transcendante, S. 13900:19:22
1 Transcendental Études, S. 139: No. 1, Preludio 00:00:53 Gerstein, Kirill
2 Transcendental Études, S. 139: No. 2, Molto vivace 00:02:17 Gerstein, Kirill
3 Transcendental Études, S. 139: No. 3, Paysage 00:04:19 Gerstein, Kirill
4 Transcendental Études, S. 139: No. 4, Mazeppa 00:07:25 Gerstein, Kirill
5 Transcendental Études, S. 139: No. 5, Feux follets 00:04:00 Gerstein, Kirill
6 Transcendental Études, S. 139: No. 6, Vision 00:06:08 Gerstein, Kirill
7 Transcendental Études, S. 139: No. 7, Eroica 00:04:33 Gerstein, Kirill
8 Transcendental Études, S. 139: No. 8, Wilde Jagd 00:05:39 Gerstein, Kirill
9 Transcendental Études, S. 139: No. 9, Ricordanza 00:09:16 Gerstein, Kirill
10 Transcendental Études, S. 139: No. 10, Allegro agi 00:04:58 Gerstein, Kirill
11 Transcendental Études, S. 139: No. 11, Harmonies d 00:08:43 Gerstein, Kirill
12 Transcendental Études, S. 139: No. 12, Chasse-neig 00:05:42 Gerstein, Kirill
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