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Liszt: 15 Songs

Release date: 06 Jan 2017, BIS-2272

Artists

Timothy Fallon, Ammiel Bushakevitz

Composers

Franz Liszt

Label

BIS

Category

Vocal

Period

Romantic

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Franz Liszt: 3 Sonetti del Petrarca, S. 270 No. 1 19:17   $
No. 1, Pace non trovo 07:12   $
No. 2, Benedetto sia 'l giorno 06:08   $
No. 3, I' vidi in terra angelici 05:57   $
Franz Liszt: Angiolin dal biondo crin, S. 269 No. 2 05:38   $
Angiolin dal biondo crin, S. 269 No. 2 05:38   $
Franz Liszt: Comment disaient-ils, S. 276 No. 2 01:56   $
Comment disaient-ils, S. 276 No. 2 01:56   $
Franz Liszt: Oh! Quand je dors, S. 282 No. 2 05:15   $
Oh! Quand je dors, S. 282 No. 2 05:15   $
Franz Liszt: Enfant, si j'étais roi, S. 283 No. 2 02:56   $
Enfant, si j'étais roi, S. 283 No. 2 02:56   $
Franz Liszt: S'il est un charmant gazon, S. 284 No. 2 02:27   $
S'il est un charmant gazon, S. 284 No. 2 02:27   $
Franz Liszt: Go Not, Happy Day, S. 335 03:06   $
Go Not, Happy Day, S. 335 03:06   $
Franz Liszt: Kling leise, mein Lied, S. 301 No. 2 05:06   $
Kling leise, mein Lied, S. 301 No. 2 05:06   $
Franz Liszt: Jugendglück, S. 323 01:48   $
Jugendglück, S. 323 01:48   $
Franz Liszt: 3 Lieder aus Schillers William Tell, S. 292 No. 1 12:58   $
I. Der Fischerknabe 04:34   $
II. Der Hirt 05:06   $
III. Der Alpenjäger 03:18   $
Franz Liszt: Ihr Glocken von Marling, S. 328 03:23   $
Ihr Glocken von Marling, S. 328 03:23   $
 

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Timothy Fallon and Ammiel Bushakevitz appear regularly together in recital, and in 2013 won first prize in the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition. For their début album as a duo they have devised an all-Liszt programme which spans some 40 years of the composer's career, taking in settings of poems in four different languages. Most of Liszt's 70 or so songs were composed during the 1840s, but Liszt returned to many of them over the course of his life, sometimes revising them more than once and in some cases arranging them for solo piano. Certain of these arrangements, such as the three settings of sonnets by Petrarch which open the present release, have become better known than the originals. Another Italian setting is the tenderly lyrical Angiolin da biondo crin, written for Liszt's daughter Blandine. Composed in 1839 it is the composer's first song, but Fallon and Bushakevitz have chosen to perform the revised version made some 10 years later. Although French was not Liszt’s mother tongue, it became his preferred language and he composed a number of songs to French texts – many of them by Victor Hugo, his friend and idol. Another author admired by Liszt was Schiller, whose Wilhelm Tell inspired revolutionaries during the tumultuous 1840s. Among some of the later songs are Jugendglück, a rhapsodic tour-de-force exemplary of Liszt’s virtuosic style, and Go not, happy day from 1879, the only English setting among his songs. The programme closes with another late song, Ihr Glocken von Marling, to a poem by Emil Kuh which inspired Liszt to create an intensely evocative soundscape.

Liszt: 15 Songs

Category Vocal

Period Romantic

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