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The performance of the Liszt Sonata is incredible, with brilliant and controlled technique and a sense of declamation that raises the work far out of the 'street corner preacher style' that we so often hear [listen -- Liszt Sonata, 21:29-22:30].

Prefacing the Fantasia is a section from Beethoven's song cycle that provides motto material for Schumann. It is played with gentle strength and longing.

This sort of performance very evidently places Robert Silverman at the forefront of Canadian pianists -- and that is a significant compliment on the international stage.

Copyright © 6 January 2007 Gordon Rumson, Calgary, Canada


Robert Silverman - Live at the Chan Centre

KSP880 DDD Stereo FIRST RELEASE 77'23" 2003 Orpheum Masters

Robert Silverman, piano (recorded live, 19 January 2003)

Ludwig van Beethoven/Franz Liszt: Himm sie hin denn, diese Lieder (from 'An Die Ferne Geliebte'); Robert Schumann: Fantasy in C Op 17; Franz Liszt: Sonata in B minor S178; Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne Op 27 No 2


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