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June 10, 2008

The ever adaptable franz liszt

Liszt could take the music of just about any composer and create a transcription for piano that sounded like the composer, yet was uniquely Liszt. Pianist Yundi Li offers Liszt's version of Verdi from Baden-Baden, Germany. Then another pianist, Jorge Luis Prats, plays a Liszt transcription of Bach at the Miami International Piano Festival. And Angele Dubeau and La Pieta play a Brahms-Liszt combination in Athens, Georgia.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Franz Liszt
    "Liebestraum" No. 3
    Pianist Evgeny Kissin
  • Leonard Bernstein
    Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
    Clarinetist David Shifrin and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott
    The New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York City
  • Johannes Brahms and Franz Liszt
    Violinist Angele Dubeau and La Pieta
    Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, Georgia
  • Johann Sebastian Bach and Franz Liszt
    Organ Prelude and Fugue in A Minor
    Pianist Jorge Luis Prats
    Miami International Piano Festival, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Giuseppe Verdi and Franz Liszt
    Concert Paraphrase after Verdi's Opera, "Rigoletto," S. 434
    Pianist Yundi Li
    Festspielhaus, Baden-Baden, Germany
  • Carl Maria von Weber
    Overture to "Der Freischutz"
    The Dresden Philharmonic with conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos
    Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida

hour 2

  • Chick Corea
    Quartet San Francisco
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, BWV 1049
    The Academy of Ancient Music
    Virginia Arts Festival, Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Joaquin Rodrigo
    "Concierto de Aranjuez"
    Guitarist Masao Tanibe with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor JoAnn Falletta
    JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, Buffalo
  • Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz
    Hesperion XXI
    Musica Mundi Festival, Brussels, Belgium
  • Maurice Ravel
    Sheryl Staples, violin; Philip Myers, French horn; and Richard Bishop, piano
    The Kosciuszko Foundation, New York City
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