Sunday, September 10, 2017

Alicia de Larrocha Plays Grieg, Mendelssohn & Liszt

Alicia de Larrocha’s magisterial, sonorous, even coruscating performance of Liszt’s B minor Sonata is here preceded by altogether more genteel repertoire from the 19th century – pairs of pieces by Grieg and Mendelssohn. A rarity making its first appearance on CD internationally is Grieg’s only solo piano sonata was written in eleven days at Rungsted, near Copenhagen, in June 1865 and published a year later. It is rarely performed or recorded today. Likewise, Mendelssohn’s A minor Caprice, dizzyingly despatched by Larrocha, is unfairly neglected The lovely ‘Notturno’, on the other hand, is one of Grieg’s best-known miniatures and likewise, Mendelssohn’s Variations sérieuses one of his best-known solo piano pieces.

Source : http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/a/-/2045/Alicia-de-Larrocha/1

Alicia de Larrocha
Plays
Grieg
Mendelssohn
Liszt

Tracks

Edvard Grieg
(1843-1907)

Piano Sonata in E minor, Op. 7
1 I. Allegro moderato — Allegro molto  4:19
2 II. Andante molto  4:13
3 III. Alla menuetto, ma poco più lento  3:28
4 IV. Finale (Molto allegro — Presto)  5:59

Lyric Pieces, Op. 54
5 IV. Notturno  3:58

Felix Mendelssohn
(1809-1847)

6 Variations sérieuses, Op. 54  11:30
7 Three Caprices, Op. 33 - N° A in A Minor  8:04

Franz Liszt
(1811-1886)

Piano Sonata in B Minor, S. 178
8 Lento assai — Allegro energico — Grandioso — Recitativo  12:10
9 Andante sostenuto  7:00
10 Allegro energico — Andante sostenuto — Lento assai  10:52

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Alicia de Larrocha - p

Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London ; February 2/4, 1970 [# 1-7] ; & & June 20/25, 1975 [# 8-10]

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