Franz Liszt - Sonata in B Minor

This CD presents the two faces of Franz Liszt: the Sonata in B minor shows us a forty-year-old virtuoso, overflowing with enthusiasm – an exuberance much more evident in the work’s form than in its character. Thirty years later, it is an entirely different man who opens his heart in La lugubre gondola, Unstern and Schlaflos: in the meantime, the old man has lost his lovers and friends, and confesses to an inextinguishable ‘bitterness of heart’.

Disc 1
Sonate en si mineur
B minor / h-moll
Lento assai
Andante sostenuto
Allegro energico
Trübe Wolken / Nuages gris
Richard Wagner. Venezia Lento assai
Unstern! Sinistre, disastro Lento
Quatre Petites Pièces pour piano
Four Little Piano Pieces
Vier kleine Klavierstücke
En rêve, nocturne Andantino
Schlaflos! Frage und Antwort Insomnie ! Question et réponse
La lugubre gondola, version 2 Die Trauergondel, version 2

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