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Franz Liszt: Transcriptions of Symphonic Poems

Sergio Monteiro

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Les Préludes, S511a (arr. by K. Klauser and F. Liszt for piano)
Franz Liszt; Karl Klauser; Sergio Monteiro
Orpheus, S511b (arr. by F. Spiro and F. Liszt for piano)
Franz Liszt; Friedrich Spiro; Sergio Monteiro
Künstlerfestzug zur Schillerfeier 1859, S520/R187
Franz Liszt; Sergio Monteiro
Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe, S. 512  
I. Die Wiege, "Le Berceau"
Franz Liszt; Sergio Monteiro
II. Der Kampf um's Dasein, "Le Combat pour la vie"
Franz Liszt; Sergio Monteiro
III. Zum Grabe: Die Wiege des zukunftigen Lebens, "À la tombe: Berceau de la vie future"
Franz Liszt; Sergio Monteiro
2 Episoden aus Lenaus Faust, S. 110  
No. 1. Der Nächtliche Zug (arr. by R. Freund for piano)
Franz Liszt; Robert Freund; Sergio Monteiro
Mephisto Waltz No. 4, S696/R661
Franz Liszt; Sergio Monteiro
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    70:47
Award-winning Brazilian pianist Sergio Monteiro presents this recording of piano transcriptions of groundbreaking symphonic poems that Liszt supervised and produced, vivid scores transformed into the virtuoso piano medium in which form their pictorial richness could be enjoyed anew. Their narrative-driven structures directly influenced composers such as Richard Strauss and Sibelius. This album includes the memorably evocative Les Préludes and Orpheus.
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded at the Small Rehearsal Hall, Wanda Bass School of Music, Oklahoma City University, OK, USA, 1–5 June 2015
Producer: Sergio Monteiro
Engineer & Editor: Matt Horton, AVPRO Studios, Norman, OK
Booklet notes: Cory Gavito
Piano: Steinway D
Piano technician: Bob Sheer
Cover painting of Franz Liszt: Chai Ben-Shan

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