Master & Pupil: Beethoven | Czerny | Liszt

Melvyn Tan
Sept 23, 2016
Onyx Classics - #ONYX 4156

Track List

Bagatelles op.126

1. Andante con moto, cantabile e compiacevole 2.23
2. Allegro 2.41
3. Andante cantabile e grazioso 2.06
4. Presto 4.16
5. Quasi allegretto 2.04
6. Presto – Andante amabile e con moto 3.06

Piano Sonata No.30 in E major op.109

7. Vivace, ma non troppo 3.21
8. Prestissimo 2.38
9. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung (Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo)12.00

CARL CZERNY (1791–1857)

10. Variations on a theme by Rode op.33 10.00
11. Marcia funebre sulla morte di Luigi van Beethoven op.146 6.15

FRANZ LISZT (1811–1886)

Piano Sonata in B minor S.178

12. Lento assai – Allegro energico 11.52
13. Andante sostenuto 6.20
14. Allegro energico – Lento sostenuto – Lento assai 10.37

Total timing: 80.09

Record Summary

The lives and work of three of the greatest pianist–composers intertwine in this recording as they did in Vienna in the first quarter of the 19th century. With complete command of the keyboard they exploited its entire range, stretching every tonal, technical and imaginative boundary, dominating contemporary piano playing. With their teaching they created an enduring pianistic genealogy stretching from Beethoven and Czerny, Liszt and Leschetizky, down to Paderewski, Sergei Prokofiev, Arthur Rubinstein, Claudio Arrau and beyond.