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Topic: Liszt-Totentanz  (Read 2046 times)

Offline mhz67

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Liszt-Totentanz
on: September 29, 2016, 04:30:56 PM
This was recorded on my own equipment and since I know very little about editing, there are maybe a bad edit or two.  Please enjoy and of course any comments or critiques are appreciated.  This comes from my Lisztomania CD.
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Re: Liszt-Totentanz
Reply #1 on: September 30, 2016, 06:53:26 AM
This was recorded on my own equipment and since I know very little about editing, there are maybe a bad edit or two.  Please enjoy and of course any comments or critiques are appreciated.  This comes from my Lisztomania CD.
Very nice!
The quality of the recording is not professional (I mean the microphones, if you used any) but I do not care for this when listening.
The arrangement is very interesting, is it yours?
What are the other pieces from your CD?
 
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Offline mhz67

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Re: Liszt-Totentanz
Reply #2 on: September 30, 2016, 11:43:51 AM
The arrangement is mostly Liszt, but I had to do some of the arranging because of orchestral considerations.

The other pieces are

10th transcendental etude
Harmonies du soir
2nd Ballade
La Campanella

a number of others.  You can access the whole list from my website:

menachem-har-zahav.com


thanks for the comments.

Offline cimirro

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Re: Liszt-Totentanz
Reply #3 on: September 30, 2016, 03:37:16 PM
Congratulations, an arrangement very well done!
In my opinion, mostly of your arrangement is better than the Liszt's solo version.

When I play this piece solo I use the Liszt version, but I add some "missing" information, specially in the Coda. So it is an "almost arrangement".  :)
By the way, I recorded a full Liszt CD which hopefully will be published in some months (Sonata in b minor, Après une lecture de Dante, Totentanz solo and Les Jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este)

Nice to see you recorded some Tausig too, I will check your website carefully again later today
I'm working in the recording of complete Tausig's music, first CD is already available:
https://www.acteprealable.com/albums/new_ap0359.html
Next will be the Liszt's symphonic works transcribed by Tausig

All the best
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Re: Liszt-Totentanz
Reply #4 on: September 30, 2016, 05:50:13 PM
I very much enjoyed this. Interesting to read the comments about the coda. It is rare for me to criticise Liszt's usually very effective writing, but I've always found the solo coda rather inadequate compared to the orchestral one.
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Re: Liszt-Totentanz
Reply #5 on: October 01, 2016, 04:06:24 AM
I very much enjoyed this. Interesting to read the comments about the coda. It is rare for me to criticise Liszt's usually very effective writing, but I've always found the solo coda rather inadequate compared to the orchestral one.
And I just noticed you "mention" this is your solo concerto :) very nice!
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Re: Liszt-Totentanz
Reply #6 on: October 16, 2016, 02:03:30 AM
hi,
Personally I have always leaned and appreciated that this piece be played at a certain level of forceful intensity which I think you easily achieved .... I am impressed that you handle the softer moments so delicately.  BRAVO !!   You are one FINE and ACCOMPLISHED pianist. Thanks for posting ...

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Re: Liszt-Totentanz
Reply #7 on: November 15, 2016, 11:20:16 PM
Great performance and quite decent audio quality imo. Does anyone know if there is a relation between Liszts "Totentanz" and Camille Saint-Saens "Danse Macabre" (which both could be translated as "Dance of the deads" from german and french respectively).
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