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Favorite recording of Liszt's "Dante Sonata"? (Read 12671 times)

Offline ryguillian

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Favorite recording of Liszt's "Dante Sonata"?
« on: March 19, 2008, 04:49:47 AM »
So far I'm going with Leif Ove Andsnes...

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Re: Favorite recording of Liszt's "Dante Sonata"?
«Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008, 12:42:24 AM »
Stephen Hough.

Offline viking

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Re: Favorite recording of Liszt's "Dante Sonata"?
«Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008, 04:04:45 AM »
Probably Leif, or maybe Cziffra if your looking for something nuts.

Offline cygnusdei

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Re: Favorite recording of Liszt's "Dante Sonata"?
«Reply #3 on: March 20, 2008, 05:05:37 AM »
I have an out-of-print Alfredo Perl recording which is quite enjoyable. I've never heard a *bad* recording of this piece.

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Re: Favorite recording of Liszt's "Dante Sonata"?
«Reply #4 on: March 20, 2008, 08:42:20 AM »
Leif Ove Andsnes IMO, great sound and intensity. Man, I just love this piece, it's just amazing.

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Re: Favorite recording of Liszt's "Dante Sonata"?
«Reply #5 on: March 20, 2008, 09:28:59 PM »
Probably Leif, or maybe Cziffra if your looking for something nuts.

I agree on the Cziffra, but my favorite serious recording is Lazar Berman.
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Re: Favorite recording of Liszt's "Dante Sonata"?
«Reply #6 on: March 21, 2008, 04:22:27 AM »
I'll go with Andsnes as well. I think Cziffra and Berman are far too harsh with the piece and don't use enough contrasts.

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Re: Favorite recording of Liszt's "Dante Sonata"?
«Reply #7 on: March 21, 2008, 03:34:40 PM »
John Ogdon on Altarus (rec. about 1985).
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Offline viking

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Re: Favorite recording of Liszt's "Dante Sonata"?
«Reply #8 on: March 21, 2008, 05:03:25 PM »
Ahh, I haven't heard the one, but judging by the short video available on youtube, and my extreme fascination with this pianist, I expect it's quite good.

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Re: Favorite recording of Liszt's "Dante Sonata"?
«Reply #9 on: March 21, 2008, 05:07:45 PM »
I agree on the Cziffra, but my favorite serious recording is Lazar Berman.

I second this.

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Re: Favorite recording of Liszt's "Dante Sonata"?
«Reply #10 on: November 04, 2008, 12:06:46 AM »
Stanislav Yovanovitch 1980 recording - A "Fantstic pianomaster" (2008). Spooky and seductive, wonderful sound. Far ahead of Berman, Barenboim, Brendel and probably Hough - that's always too fast.

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Re: Favorite recording of Liszt's "Dante Sonata"?
«Reply #11 on: November 08, 2008, 07:19:20 PM »
I'll go with Andsnes as well. I think Cziffra and Berman are far too harsh with the piece and don't use enough contrasts.

cziffra, not enough contrasts? his is the most contrasting i have heard. have you heard his live recording?

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Re: Favorite recording of Liszt's "Dante Sonata"?
«Reply #12 on: November 09, 2008, 03:52:19 AM »
I like Lazar Berman and Elisabeth Leonskaja.

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Re: Favorite recording of Liszt's "Dante Sonata"?
«Reply #13 on: October 28, 2011, 04:27:30 PM »
enrico pace?
volodos has an interesting edited version of his own too!

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Re: Favorite recording of Liszt's "Dante Sonata"?
«Reply #14 on: October 28, 2011, 05:44:18 PM »
I think the Dante Sonata is Liszts worst work to be honest. Barenboim played it in his recent Liszt Centenary concert.  I had recorded it and wound through it.  I also wonder if his recital was really that badly put together?  The textures and tempi were so similar.

Can anyone suggest an all Liszt recital which would work well?  Not that I could perform it - but from a concert going perspective.  Make me buy a ticket!
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Re: Favorite recording of Liszt's "Dante Sonata"?
«Reply #15 on: October 28, 2011, 05:53:45 PM »
This completely changed my conception of the piece:


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Re: Favorite recording of Liszt's "Dante Sonata"?
«Reply #16 on: October 29, 2011, 08:33:20 AM »
Cziffra.
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