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Classical - Released May 1, 2013 | Ensayo

Distinctions Recommandé par Classica
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Classical - Released May 1, 2013 | Ensayo

Distinctions 4 étoiles du Monde de la Musique
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Solo Piano - Released January 1, 2001 | Decca

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Classical - Released January 1, 1995 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released February 10, 1986 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released August 27, 1984 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released December 1, 1983 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released January 15, 2016 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released March 30, 2001 | RCA Red Seal

Jorge Bolet was one of those artists whose performances in the studio often failed to catch the fire that sparked in live recitals. It is no wonder that among Bolet's greatest recordings is the RCA two-LP set of a Carnegie Hall recital of 1974. So the title of this CD, Bolet Rediscovered Liszt Recital holds out a promise that is not completely fulfilled. What was rediscovered is, in fact, a master tape of a 1972 studio recording of eight pieces by Franz Liszt. It is a very superior recorded program, to be sure, and ought to please the fans of composer and pianist alike. The program notes state that the reason for the failure to release the tape is still unknown, but speculates the idea was probably to make a two-LP set with future recordings, and that for some reason the master got stored without proper documentation until discovered at the turn of the century. In some cases it provides interpretations that essentially duplicate releases that have long been familiar -- for instance, the Funérailles or his unusually dreamy version of the Campanella etude. On the other hand, the Grand Galop chromatique is here fleet and playful (in contrast with his sober Decca recording) and his Liebestraum and Un sospiro are entirely successful. The most valuable recording is Bolet's only taping of the Rhapsodie espagnole, and impulsive recording with textual retouching by Bolet. Then there is an unbuttoned run-through of Liszt's Tannhäuser Overture arrangement that Bolet played after a 1973 session was over, perhaps unaware that the engineers managed to get the recorders running in the nick of time. Although there are several finger faults, there is a joy in Bolet playing essentially for himself that comes close to his public recital fire. The sound in all cases is fine. © TiVo
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Classical - Released January 1, 1960 | Everest

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Classical - Released June 1, 1984 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released July 28, 1986 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released January 1, 1960 | Everest

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Classical - Released March 1, 1984 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released April 24, 2001 | RCA Red Seal

Jorge Bolet was one of those artists whose performances in the studio often failed to catch the fire that sparked in live recitals. It is no wonder that among Bolet's greatest recordings is the RCA two-LP set of a Carnegie Hall recital of 1974. So the title of this CD, Bolet Rediscovered Liszt Recital holds out a promise that is not completely fulfilled. What was rediscovered is, in fact, a master tape of a 1972 studio recording of eight pieces by Franz Liszt. It is a very superior recorded program, to be sure, and ought to please the fans of composer and pianist alike. The program notes state that the reason for the failure to release the tape is still unknown, but speculates the idea was probably to make a two-LP set with future recordings, and that for some reason the master got stored without proper documentation until discovered at the turn of the century. In some cases it provides interpretations that essentially duplicate releases that have long been familiar -- for instance, the Funérailles or his unusually dreamy version of the Campanella etude. On the other hand, the Grand Galop chromatique is here fleet and playful (in contrast with his sober Decca recording) and his Liebestraum and Un sospiro are entirely successful. The most valuable recording is Bolet's only taping of the Rhapsodie espagnole, and impulsive recording with textual retouching by Bolet. Then there is an unbuttoned run-through of Liszt's Tannhäuser Overture arrangement that Bolet played after a 1973 session was over, perhaps unaware that the engineers managed to get the recorders running in the nick of time. Although there are several finger faults, there is a joy in Bolet playing essentially for himself that comes close to his public recital fire. The sound in all cases is fine. © TiVo
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Classical - Released August 25, 1965 | Olympic Records