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Valentina Lisitsa|Live At The Royal Albert Hall (Oeuvres de Beethoven, Chopin Liszt, Rachmaninov, Scriabine)

Live At The Royal Albert Hall (Oeuvres de Beethoven, Chopin Liszt, Rachmaninov, Scriabine)

Valentina Lisitsa

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Having won a receptive audience by posting videos on YouTube, pianist Valentina Lisitsa has taken the next logical steps for a self-promoting star: booking the Royal Albert Hall for a solo recital of pieces by Rachmaninov, Liszt, Chopin, Beethoven, and Scriabin, and getting Decca to record it. Naturally, Rachmaninov's Etude-Tableau, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf," is included, because Lisitsa's video performance of this piece started her rise to fame, and it was a clever idea to make listeners associate a particularly flashy and fun piece with her style of playing. Lisitsa is a dynamic performer who plays with great speed and volatility, rather in the manner of Martha Argerich, and her interpretations are full of teasing rubato, hectic attacks, and surging and diminishing dynamics, all characteristic of the Romantic individualism that is Lisitsa's strong suit. She is at her best in short but loud character pieces that require a show of force, and less impressive in softer pieces where her lack of sublety is more apparent. The inclusion of Beethoven's "Moonlight" Sonata was a mistake because it reveals her limitations in handling Classical style and a two-dimensional understanding of Beethoven's expressions, resulting in a fairly mechanical performance. Even so, Lisitsa is an entertainer, rather than an aesthete, and her showmanship dominates this album so much that to expect anything else is pointless. Decca's sound is big and expansive, so the piano isn't lost in the Royal Albert Hall's space, but its presence isn't immediate.
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Live At The Royal Albert Hall (Oeuvres de Beethoven, Chopin Liszt, Rachmaninov, Scriabine)

Valentina Lisitsa

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10 Preludes, Op.23 (Serge Rachmaninoff)

1
No.5 in G Minor (Live At The Royal Albert Hall/2012)
Valentina Lisitsa
00:03:29

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Mike Hatch, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Valentina Lisitsa, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Van Ingen, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2012 Decca Music Group Limited

Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59 -'Für Elise' (Ludwig van Beethoven)

2
Bagatelle No. 25 in A Minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" (Live At The Royal Albert Hall/2012)
Valentina Lisitsa
00:03:16

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Mike Hatch, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Valentina Lisitsa, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Van Ingen, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2012 Decca Music Group Limited

Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S141 (Franz Liszt)

3
No.3 in G sharp minor ("La Campanella") (Live At The Royal Albert Hall/2012)
Valentina Lisitsa
00:04:12

Franz Liszt, Composer - Mike Hatch, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Valentina Lisitsa, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Van Ingen, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2012 Decca Music Group Limited

13 Préludes op.32 (Serge Rachmaninoff)

4
No.5 in G major (Live At The Royal Albert Hall/2012)
Valentina Lisitsa
00:03:27

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Mike Hatch, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Valentina Lisitsa, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Van Ingen, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2012 Decca Music Group Limited

3 Nocturnes Op. 9 (Frédéric Chopin)

5
No.2 in B Flat Major (Live At The Royal Albert Hall/2012)
Frédéric Chopin
00:04:09

Mike Hatch, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frederic Chopin, Composer - Valentina Lisitsa, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Van Ingen, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2012 Decca Music Group Limited

2 Poemes, Op. 32 (Alexander Scriabin)

6
1. Poème in F sharp (Live At The Royal Albert Hall/2012)
Valentina Lisitsa
00:02:58

Mike Hatch, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - ALEXANDER SCRIABIN, Composer - Valentina Lisitsa, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Van Ingen, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2012 Decca Music Group Limited

7
2. Poème in D (Live At The Royal Albert Hall/2012)
Valentina Lisitsa
00:01:22

Mike Hatch, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - ALEXANDER SCRIABIN, Composer - Valentina Lisitsa, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Van Ingen, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2012 Decca Music Group Limited

13 Préludes op.32 (Serge Rachmaninoff)

8
No.12 in G Sharp Minor: Allegro (Live At The Royal Albert Hall/2012)
Valentina Lisitsa
00:02:17

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Mike Hatch, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Valentina Lisitsa, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Van Ingen, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2012 Decca Music Group Limited

Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 -"Moonlight" (Ludwig van Beethoven)

9
1. Adagio sostenuto (Live At The Royal Albert Hall/2012)
Valentina Lisitsa
00:05:21

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Mike Hatch, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Valentina Lisitsa, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Van Ingen, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2012 Decca Music Group Limited

10
2. Allegretto (Live At The Royal Albert Hall/2012)
Valentina Lisitsa
00:02:32

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Mike Hatch, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Valentina Lisitsa, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Van Ingen, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2012 Decca Music Group Limited

11
3. Presto agitato (Live At The Royal Albert Hall/2012)
Valentina Lisitsa
00:06:57

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Mike Hatch, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Valentina Lisitsa, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Van Ingen, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2012 Decca Music Group Limited

13 Préludes op.32 (Serge Rachmaninoff)

12
No.10 in B minor: Lento (Live At The Royal Albert Hall/2012)
Valentina Lisitsa
00:05:35

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Mike Hatch, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Valentina Lisitsa, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Van Ingen, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2012 Decca Music Group Limited

Nocturne No.13 in C minor, Op.48 No.1 (Frédéric Chopin)

13
Chopin: Nocturne No.13 in C minor, Op.48 No.1 (Live At The Royal Albert Hall/2012)
Frédéric Chopin
00:05:34

Mike Hatch, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frederic Chopin, Composer - Valentina Lisitsa, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Van Ingen, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2012 Decca Music Group Limited

3 Etudes de Concert, S.144 (Franz Liszt)

14
No. 3 in D flat "Un sospiro" (Allegro affettuoso) (Live At The Royal Albert Hall/2012)
Valentina Lisitsa
00:05:37

Franz Liszt, Composer - Mike Hatch, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Valentina Lisitsa, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Van Ingen, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2012 Decca Music Group Limited

8 Etudes, Op. 42 (Alexander Scriabin)

15
No. 3 in F sharp minor (Live At The Royal Albert Hall/2012)
Valentina Lisitsa
00:00:58

Mike Hatch, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - ALEXANDER SCRIABIN, Composer - Valentina Lisitsa, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Van Ingen, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2012 Decca Music Group Limited

Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat, S.541 No. 3 (Franz Liszt)

16
Liebestraum No. 3 in A Flat, S.541 (Live At The Royal Albert Hall/2012)
Valentina Lisitsa
00:04:40

Franz Liszt, Composer - Mike Hatch, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Valentina Lisitsa, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Van Ingen, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2012 Decca Music Group Limited

Etudes-Tableaux, Op.39 (Serge Rachmaninoff)

17
No.6 in A minor (Live At The Royal Albert Hall/2012)
Valentina Lisitsa
00:02:27

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Mike Hatch, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Valentina Lisitsa, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Van Ingen, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2012 Decca Music Group Limited

Nocturne No.8 in D flat, Op.27 No.2 (Frédéric Chopin)

18
Chopin: Nocturne No.8 in D flat, Op.27 No.2 (Live At The Royal Albert Hall/2012)
Frédéric Chopin
00:05:10

Mike Hatch, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frederic Chopin, Composer - Valentina Lisitsa, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Van Ingen, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2012 Decca Music Group Limited

Album Description

Having won a receptive audience by posting videos on YouTube, pianist Valentina Lisitsa has taken the next logical steps for a self-promoting star: booking the Royal Albert Hall for a solo recital of pieces by Rachmaninov, Liszt, Chopin, Beethoven, and Scriabin, and getting Decca to record it. Naturally, Rachmaninov's Etude-Tableau, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf," is included, because Lisitsa's video performance of this piece started her rise to fame, and it was a clever idea to make listeners associate a particularly flashy and fun piece with her style of playing. Lisitsa is a dynamic performer who plays with great speed and volatility, rather in the manner of Martha Argerich, and her interpretations are full of teasing rubato, hectic attacks, and surging and diminishing dynamics, all characteristic of the Romantic individualism that is Lisitsa's strong suit. She is at her best in short but loud character pieces that require a show of force, and less impressive in softer pieces where her lack of sublety is more apparent. The inclusion of Beethoven's "Moonlight" Sonata was a mistake because it reveals her limitations in handling Classical style and a two-dimensional understanding of Beethoven's expressions, resulting in a fairly mechanical performance. Even so, Lisitsa is an entertainer, rather than an aesthete, and her showmanship dominates this album so much that to expect anything else is pointless. Decca's sound is big and expansive, so the piano isn't lost in the Royal Albert Hall's space, but its presence isn't immediate.
© TiVo

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