℗ 2018 La Prima Volta
Duration 1h 21m 27s
Record Label La Dolce Volta
Catalogue No. LDV46D
Release Date August 31, 2018
Genre Classical

Liszt, Pärt

Vanessa Wagner

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Harmonies religieuses et poétiques, S. 173  
I. Invocation
Franz Liszt; Vanessa Wagner
III. Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude
Franz Liszt; Vanessa Wagner
Arvo Pärt; Vanessa Wagner
IV. Pensées des morts
Franz Liszt; Vanessa Wagner
Pari Intervallo
Arvo Pärt; Vanessa Wagner
VI. Hymne de l'enfant à son réveil
Franz Liszt; Vanessa Wagner
VII. Funérailles
Franz Liszt; Vanessa Wagner
IX. Andante lagrimoso
Franz Liszt; Vanessa Wagner
Für Alina
Arvo Pärt; Vanessa Wagner
X. Cantique d'amour (Bonus Track)
Franz Liszt; Vanessa Wagner
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Duration    1h 21m 27s
Liszt's cycle of Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, inspired by Lamartine, juxtaposes angelic pieces, mystical atmospheres and powerful frescoes such as Funérailles and Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude. If the Transcendental Studies present singular challenges to the instrumentalist, if the Années de pèlerinage are inspired by the impressions left by the composer's travels, the books he had read, the works of art he had seen, the Harmonies poétiques et religieuses are the mystical face of Franz Liszt's pianistic output. Visions mournful (Pensée des morts) or celestial (Cantique d'amour), darkly heroic epics (Funérailles), noble lamentations (Andante Lagrimoso): here is Liszt in all his diversity. Outstanding even in this company is Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude, one of the composer's finest pieces, a fresco of lofty spirituality. The pianist Vanessa Wagner has chosen to interpolate three pieces by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt in these excerpts from the Harmonies poétiques et religieuses. They are characterised by a decanted musical style, deeply religious in its inspiration, rooted in Gregorian chant and early polyphony. This coupling is a world premiere and it is surprising that no one has yet thought of it, so close are the styles of the two composers. The atmosphere of the disc will be deeply mystical, seeking to suspend the musical gesture.
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