Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Liszt, Graffman, Bernstein|
The Royal Edition, No. 43 Of 100: Liszt : Piano Concerto No 1; Rachmaninov : Rhapsody on a Paganini Theme; Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
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A fantastic set of interpretations
rockerford | Oregon | 06/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"An historical recording of the Liszt First Concerto is found here: a teen-age Andre Watts tosses off this Romantic concerto with the flair and confidence of a veteran.Gary Graffman's recording of the Rhapsody is appropriately soulful yet attentive. The whole thing works marvelously, but I will focus on some particulars: the 16th and 17th variations are deliciously and dark ominous, while the 18th variation shines brilliantly as intense emotion is applied to a gorgeous melody. The suspense starts up again in the 19th variation and hardly lets up through several more jaw-dropping variations until Graffman's piano ends in a solo whisper.Leonard Bernstein plays the dual role of conductor and pianist capably through the fireworks and melody of Ravel's jazzy Concerto in G."