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Striking Motifs

Eugene Alcalay
plays Liszt -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'Alcalay characterises this music admirably.'

Lyrical Liszt - Eugene Alcalay. © 2008 Partita Records

Having abandoned her husband and myriads of serfs in Little Russia, Princess Carolyne Wittgenstein settled in Weimar, determined, between puffs on her cigar, to make Liszt a great composer. She succeeded. Everything here except the Wagner transcription of 1868 dates from Liszt's Weimar years. Eugene Alcalay has made the four works as 'lyrical' as he can, but they are also technical warhorses bristling with difficulties...

Copyright © 27 June 2012 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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LYRICAL LISZT - EUGENE ALCALAY

FRANZ LISZT

EUGENE ALCALAY

PIANO MUSIC

HUNGARY

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