Liszt/Stradal: Symphonic Poems, Volume 2
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Franz Liszt: Complete Symphonic Poems, transcribed for solo piano by August Stradal, Volume Two

Catalogue Number: TOCC0092
EAN: 5060113440921
Release Date: 28 January 2013
Duration: 71:22

Orpheus
Tasso, Lamento e Trionfo
Hungaria
Hamlet

Risto-Matti Marin, piano

Although Liszt’s thirteen symphonic poems exist in two-piano transcriptions prepared by the composer himself, it was his Czech student August Stradal (1860–1930) who was to transcribe them for solo piano – versions which demand almost superhuman virtuosity. As Malcolm MacDonald writes in his booklet essay, Stradal’s versions ‘transform these revolutionary orchestral compositions into viable and effective piano works, faithfully preserving their masterly musical substance’. A Fanfare review of Vol. 1 in this series had high praise for Risto-Matti Marin’s pianism: ‘One marvels at the stamina that can keep such a plethora of detail in place with such relentless élan; at his narrative shaping, which can turn up an already withering heat, so to speak, at climactic moments; at his overarching persuasiveness’.

Booklet texts   (PDF)

Track Listing, MP3 Downloads and Streaming Samples

Track No. Track Title / Details Duration Sample Add to Cart
DOWNLOAD COMPLETE ALBUM 71:22
1 Orpheus: Symphonic Poem No. 4 (1853–54)

Franz Liszt, composer
August Stradal, transcriber
Risto-Matti Marin, piano

(first recording)
12:23 play
2 Tasso, Lamento e Trionfo: Symphonic Poem No. 2 (1854)

Franz Liszt, composer
August Stradal, transcriber
Risto-Matti Marin, piano

(first recording)
20:53 play
3 Hungaria: Symphonic Poem No. 9 (1854)

Franz Liszt, composer
August Stradal, transcriber
Risto-Matti Marin, piano

(first recording)
21:10 play
4 Hamlet: Symphonic Poem No. 10 (1858)

Franz Liszt, composer
August Stradal, transcriber
Risto-Matti Marin, piano
16:56 play

Artists

Ferenc Liszt (Franz Liszt)

Franz Liszt, composer
[credit: portrait by Wilhelm von Kaulbach, 1856]

August Stradal

August Stradal, transcriber

Risto-Matti Marin

Risto-Matti Marin, piano

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