Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies Complete: Vincenzo Maltempo

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Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies Complete: Vincenzo Maltempo


This 2 CD set contains a new recording of the complete 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies by Liszt, an immense achievement of Vincenzo Maltempo, who has established himself as one of the foremost pianists of his generation.

Liszt wrote his Rhapsodies at the peak of his powers as a travelling piano virtuoso. They form his homage to the country of his birth, Hungary, using (quasi) folk melodies in the Hungarian mode. Usually constructed in binary form, a slow melancholy introduction and a fast and furious folk dance finale, they are vehicles of true sentiment, deep passion and blazing virtuosity, a part of the standard concert repertoire of many pianists.

Vincenzo Maltempo has already made his name with his spectacular recordings of the piano music by Alkan for Piano Classics: “exhilarating, a revelation! “ (Guardian, selected among the 10 best CD’s of 2012), “his playing flashes with summer lightning” (Gramophone), “Maltempo puts his phenomenal technique at the service of his poetic vision”(Piano News), “with this passionate performance Maltempo confirms his place in the restricted circle of Alkan’s best performers” (5 star, Diapason) and many more.

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CD 1

  1. No. 1 in C sharp minor 13’03
  2. No. 2 in C sharp minor   12’38
  3. No. 3 in B flat minor  5’17
  4. No. 4 in E flat major   5’22
  5. No. 5 in E minor “Héroïde-élégiaque”  9’57
  6. No. 6 in D flat major   7’04
  7. No 7 in D minor   5’35
  8. No. 8 in F sharp minor   7’16
  9. No. 9 in E flat major “Peszter Carneval”   11’21

Total time: 77’38

CD 2

  1. No.  10 in E major   6’03
  2. No. 11 in A minor    5’57
  3. No. 12 in C sharp minor   10’18
  4. No. 13 in A minor   10’09
  5. No. 14 in F minor   12’53
  6. No. 15 in A minor “Rákoczy March”   5’50
  7. No. 16 in A minor   4’58
  8. No. 17 in D minor   2’56
  9. No. 18 in F sharp minor   3’06
  10. No. 19 in D minor   10’10

Total time: 72’27

Vincenzo Maltempo, piano

Recording: 3-4 September 2015, 10 February 2016, Westvest Church Schiedam, The Netherlands

Producer: Pieter van Winkel

Piano: Steinway D, tuned by Charles Rademaker


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