|07-16-2018, 04:33 AM||#22 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2017
My response to Liszt's Transcendental Etudes is quite typical of my response to this composer lately: I really like the music overall, but there's also quite a bit of frustration as I listen through them. Many of them have truly jaw-dropping and wonderful sections, but -even in my favourites- there's also a fair bit that strikes me as either lazy composition or flat out misjudgements.
Flawed, but highly enjoyable and extremely inventive for their time.
I listened to Trifonov's recording today and he's certainly among the best I've heard. There's no complete video on youtube, so here are my favourites from the set:
Harmonies du Soir: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyR8iwWfWMA
Allegro Agitato Motlo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pgTXJPdaEI
Last edited by josht23musiclover; 07-16-2018 at 04:44 AM.