"Liszt, in his compositions, was seen as a poseur and charlatan (which he only occasionally was), the embodiment of a superficial and bombastic romanticism. Not until our century did a greater number of composers—from Richard Strauss, Ravel, and Busoni to Schoenberg, Bartok, and Boulez—appreciate Liszt by taking him seriously..." - Alfred Brendel, 1986
Brendel has long championed Liszt, both in the concert hall and the recording studio. With this release we return to a selection of his earliest solo recordings, made in the 1950s for Vox, and bring new life to them with Pristine's unique Ambient Stereo XR remastering.
MENDELSSOHN PROMOTION: From 3pm Paris time (2pm GMT, 9am EST), Friday 3 February, and for exactly 7 days until the same time Friday 10 February, get 10% off all our recordings of music by Mendelssohn as we mark his 214th birthday this week.