Following his two acclaimed recordings featuring works by Chopin and Schumann, Bulgarian-born Pianist Martin Ivanov now takes a chance in producing an album dedicated to Franz Liszt, presenting his presumably most prominent work for piano solo, the Sonata in B minor S 178. This monumental work, which formally consists of only one movement, ever since has provided some space for speculations on whether it carries any programmatic content; many find in those three different musical thematic strains a representation of the figures of the Faust legend Faust, Gretchen and Mephisto. As a matter of fact, Liszt did in this case not append or utter any such programmatic intent. Furthermore, this release features as a brilliant opener the Two Concert Etudes S 145 (Waldesrauschen and Gnomenreigen) and as a vigorous finish the Grandes ├ętudes de Paganini, S 141.
Following his two acclaimed recordings featuring works by Chopin and Schumann, Bulgarian-born Pianist Martin Ivanov now takes a chance in producing an album dedicated to Franz Liszt, presenting his presumably most prominent work for piano solo, the Sonata in B minor S 178. This monumental work, which formally consists of only one movement, ever since has provided some space for speculations on whether it carries any programmatic content; many find in those three different musical thematic strains a representation of the figures of the Faust legend Faust, Gretchen and Mephisto. As a matter of fact, Liszt did in this case not append or utter any such programmatic intent. Furthermore, this release features as a brilliant opener the Two Concert Etudes S 145 (Waldesrauschen and Gnomenreigen) and as a vigorous finish the Grandes ├ętudes de Paganini, S 141.
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Label: GRAMOLA
Rel. Date: 05/17/2019
UPC: 9003643991927

Two Concert Etudes
Artist: Martin Ivanov
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Following his two acclaimed recordings featuring works by Chopin and Schumann, Bulgarian-born Pianist Martin Ivanov now takes a chance in producing an album dedicated to Franz Liszt, presenting his presumably most prominent work for piano solo, the Sonata in B minor S 178. This monumental work, which formally consists of only one movement, ever since has provided some space for speculations on whether it carries any programmatic content; many find in those three different musical thematic strains a representation of the figures of the Faust legend Faust, Gretchen and Mephisto. As a matter of fact, Liszt did in this case not append or utter any such programmatic intent. Furthermore, this release features as a brilliant opener the Two Concert Etudes S 145 (Waldesrauschen and Gnomenreigen) and as a vigorous finish the Grandes ├ętudes de Paganini, S 141.