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Topic: Liszt-Wagner Overture To Tannhauser  (Read 8477 times)

Offline zhiliang

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Liszt-Wagner Overture To Tannhauser
on: February 27, 2004, 05:54:07 AM
Hi,

Have anyone here attempted to play Liszt's transcription of Wagner's Overture To Tannhauser? Are there any good recordings of this piece? I only own the Jorge Bolet recording of it. And its so difficult to find any recording of this piece.

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Re: Liszt-Wagner Overture To Tannhauser
Reply #1 on: February 27, 2004, 05:50:00 PM
i think meting plays it.
i have a dvd with moiseiwitsch playing it.
and cziffra's is very very 'lisztian'.
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Re: Liszt-Wagner Overture To Tannhauser
Reply #2 on: February 28, 2004, 04:08:16 AM
Have any pianist being able to play this piece's last 2 pages where there is another extra voice in the RH part which suggests a need for another extra 3rd hand to play in a really grand manner with ease?

And have anyone else attempted this piece or is learning it now? And about what level is this piece's difficulty at?

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Re: Liszt-Wagner Overture To Tannhauser
Reply #3 on: March 10, 2004, 10:49:23 PM
I tried some of it, there's nothing easy about it. Bolet made 2 recordings of it, one live and one studio. The studio version is found on "Rediscovered Liszt Recital." It's basically live since it was one-take, but with better sound than the Carnegie Hall version. I'll have to take a look at the last 2 pages again.

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Re: Liszt-Wagner Overture To Tannhauser
Reply #4 on: March 11, 2004, 04:53:32 AM
Is orchestral colours very important in the playing of this transcription since its meant to be an orchestral piece?

Which recording is better? I already have the one on Bolet:Rediscovered... Is there another version played by any pianist that surpass it?

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