George-Emmanuel Lazaridis "Liszt: Sonata and Etudes" SACD
Greek pianist George-Emmanuel Lazaridis' superb debut release for Linn Records features two of the most famous works in the solo piano repertoire, both performed in breathtaking style.
BBC Music Magazine's '5 Essential Works by Franz Liszt' 2012
Disc of the Month: 'Liszt with authority…his virtuoso credentials are impeccable.' BBC Music Magazine
'Mesmerising…a Liszt release made in heaven.' Classic FM
'A performance of formidable eloquence and achievement.' Gramophone
Recommended: 'Lazaridis easily slips into the top ranks with his finely recorded performance here.' Pianist Magazine
Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor is one of the seminal works of the Romantic piano repertoire and one of the most technically challenging pieces any pianist can undertake. Continuing this virtuosic theme, and demonstrating his great ambition as a pianist of the highest calibre, Lazaridis also presents Liszt's Grandes études de Paganini. This six-part composition, based on themes originally composed for violin by Niccolò Paganini, again places huge demands on the technical and interpretive abilities of the performer.
Originally released in 2006 Liszt: Sonatas and Etudes has been re-issued as part of Linn's ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label's award-winning catalogue.
- Piano Sonata in B minor
- Grandes Etudes de Paganini Etude I
- Grandes Etudes de Paganini Etude II
- Grandes Etudes de Paganini Etude III
- Grandes Etudes de Paganini Etude IV
- Grandes Etudes de Paganini Etude V
- Grandes Etudes de Paganini Etude VI