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Consolations

Saskia Giorgini

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Pianist Saskia Giorgini found both critical and commercial success with her 2022 recording of Liszt's Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, and this 2023 release, which immediately climbed onto classical best-seller charts, follows directly on the earlier album, with the same Bösendorfer piano and the same recording location, the Lisztzentrum in Raiding, Austria. Listeners will not be disappointed, for Consolations has all the virtues of her first Liszt album and adds a few more. The wonderfully controlled lyricism of the Harmonies poétiques et religieuses recurs in the heavily programmatic title work, where Giorgini's playing hints at the presence of all kinds of stories. She plainly excels in the religious, late Liszt, and there are two wonderful examples here, the Deux Legends, portraits of St. Francis of Assisi praying to the birds, and of St. François de Paule. These are difficult works that combine mysticism with Lisztian virtuosity; annotator Mark Berry is right to stress that Liszt did not fully renounce the virtuosity in his later years, but that is not all. Giorgini is just as good in the flashy Three Caprices-Valses and the reflective Liebesträume, the best-known music on the album. In the Valse-Impromptu, she has an uncanny way of suggesting the feeling of spontaneity that seems to have marked Liszt's own playing. Will Giorgini go on with Liszt? She certainly has the technical and emotional wherewithal to do so and to take on more famous works than these.
© James Manheim /TiVo

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6 Consolations, S.172 (Franz Liszt)

1
No. 1, Andante con moto
00:01:30

Franz Liszt, Composer - Jens Jamin, Producer - Saskia Giorgini, Piano, MainArtist

2023 Pentatone Music B.V. 2023 Saskia Giorgini under exclusive license to Pentatone Music B.V.

2
No. 2, Un poco più mosso
00:03:12

Franz Liszt, Composer - Jens Jamin, Producer - Saskia Giorgini, Piano, MainArtist

2023 Pentatone Music B.V. 2023 Saskia Giorgini under exclusive license to Pentatone Music B.V.

3
No. 3, Lento placido
00:04:31

Franz Liszt, Composer - Jens Jamin, Producer - Saskia Giorgini, Piano, MainArtist

2023 Pentatone Music B.V. 2023 Saskia Giorgini under exclusive license to Pentatone Music B.V.

4
No. 4, Quasi Algido
00:03:02

Franz Liszt, Composer - Jens Jamin, Producer - Saskia Giorgini, Piano, MainArtist

2023 Pentatone Music B.V. 2023 Saskia Giorgini under exclusive license to Pentatone Music B.V.

5
No. 5, Andantino
00:02:29

Franz Liszt, Composer - Jens Jamin, Producer - Saskia Giorgini, Piano, MainArtist

2023 Pentatone Music B.V. 2023 Saskia Giorgini under exclusive license to Pentatone Music B.V.

6
No. 6, Allegretto sempre cantabile
00:03:08

Franz Liszt, Composer - Jens Jamin, Producer - Saskia Giorgini, Piano, MainArtist

2023 Pentatone Music B.V. 2023 Saskia Giorgini under exclusive license to Pentatone Music B.V.

3 Caprices-Valses, S.214 (Franz Liszt)

7
No. 1, Valse de bravoure in B-flat Major
00:08:25

Franz Liszt, Composer - Jens Jamin, Producer - Saskia Giorgini, Piano, MainArtist

2023 Pentatone Music B.V. 2023 Saskia Giorgini under exclusive license to Pentatone Music B.V.

8
No. 2, Valse mélancolique in E Major
00:06:11

Franz Liszt, Composer - Jens Jamin, Producer - Saskia Giorgini, Piano, MainArtist

2023 Pentatone Music B.V. 2023 Saskia Giorgini under exclusive license to Pentatone Music B.V.

9
No. 3, Valse de concert sur deux motifs de Lucia et Parisina de Donizetti in A Major
00:09:26

Franz Liszt, Composer - Jens Jamin, Producer - Saskia Giorgini, Piano, MainArtist

2023 Pentatone Music B.V. 2023 Saskia Giorgini under exclusive license to Pentatone Music B.V.

10
Valse Impromptu, S.213
00:06:20

Franz Liszt, Composer - Jens Jamin, Producer - Saskia Giorgini, Piano, MainArtist

2023 Pentatone Music B.V. 2023 Saskia Giorgini under exclusive license to Pentatone Music B.V.

Liebesträume, S.541 (Franz Liszt)

11
No. 1, Hohe Liebe in A-Flat Major
00:06:47

Franz Liszt, Composer - Jens Jamin, Producer - Saskia Giorgini, Piano, MainArtist

2023 Pentatone Music B.V. 2023 Saskia Giorgini under exclusive license to Pentatone Music B.V.

12
No. 2, Seliger Tod in E-Flat Major
00:04:31

Franz Liszt, Composer - Jens Jamin, Producer - Saskia Giorgini, Piano, MainArtist

2023 Pentatone Music B.V. 2023 Saskia Giorgini under exclusive license to Pentatone Music B.V.

13
No. 3, Oh Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst in A-Flat Major
00:04:50

Franz Liszt, Composer - Jens Jamin, Producer - Saskia Giorgini, Piano, MainArtist

2023 Pentatone Music B.V. 2023 Saskia Giorgini under exclusive license to Pentatone Music B.V.

2 Légendes, S.175 (Franz Liszt)

14
No. 1, St François d'Assise: la prédication aux oiseaux
00:09:43

Franz Liszt, Composer - Jens Jamin, Producer - Saskia Giorgini, Piano, MainArtist

2023 Pentatone Music B.V. 2023 Saskia Giorgini under exclusive license to Pentatone Music B.V.

15
No. 2, St François de Paule: marchant sur les flots
00:08:44

Franz Liszt, Composer - Jens Jamin, Producer - Saskia Giorgini, Piano, MainArtist

2023 Pentatone Music B.V. 2023 Saskia Giorgini under exclusive license to Pentatone Music B.V.

Album review

Pianist Saskia Giorgini found both critical and commercial success with her 2022 recording of Liszt's Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, and this 2023 release, which immediately climbed onto classical best-seller charts, follows directly on the earlier album, with the same Bösendorfer piano and the same recording location, the Lisztzentrum in Raiding, Austria. Listeners will not be disappointed, for Consolations has all the virtues of her first Liszt album and adds a few more. The wonderfully controlled lyricism of the Harmonies poétiques et religieuses recurs in the heavily programmatic title work, where Giorgini's playing hints at the presence of all kinds of stories. She plainly excels in the religious, late Liszt, and there are two wonderful examples here, the Deux Legends, portraits of St. Francis of Assisi praying to the birds, and of St. François de Paule. These are difficult works that combine mysticism with Lisztian virtuosity; annotator Mark Berry is right to stress that Liszt did not fully renounce the virtuosity in his later years, but that is not all. Giorgini is just as good in the flashy Three Caprices-Valses and the reflective Liebesträume, the best-known music on the album. In the Valse-Impromptu, she has an uncanny way of suggesting the feeling of spontaneity that seems to have marked Liszt's own playing. Will Giorgini go on with Liszt? She certainly has the technical and emotional wherewithal to do so and to take on more famous works than these.
© James Manheim /TiVo

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