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Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat
Piano Concerto No.2 in A
Reviewed by: William Yeoman
Reviewed: February 2007
CD No: DECCA ELOQUENCE 442 8833
Duration: 69 minutes
These are suave, polished accounts of the piano concertos, soloist and orchestra making the most of Liszt’s quasi-operatic writing by highlighting the motif-as-hero against a detailed orchestral landscape. Not a replacement for Richter and others, to be sure, but crisp, exciting and with just enough quirkiness to give that extra ‘edge’. Hungarian Fantasy and Totentanz provide spectacular book-ends. Well-balanced sound.