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Liszt: Piano Sonata: Dante Sonata: Petrarch
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Audio CD, Import, 10 February 2015
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- Product Dimensions : 14.2 x 12.83 x 0.97 cm; 104.33 Grams
- Manufacturer : HYPERION
- Item Model Number : HYP68067.2
- Original Release Date : 2015
- Label : HYPERION
- ASIN : B00QKYTTCK
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 28,362 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Angela Hewitt's notes for this important new album describe a teenager's moment of revelation when she first came to appreciate the epic masterpiece that is the Liszt Piano Sonata. Here we have a heart-felt recording where this palpable sense of wonder is manifest alongside Hewitt's enthralling technical facility at the keyboard. The program is completed by the second half of Liszt's dazzling second Année de pèlerinage collection: The three Petrarch Sonnets and the noble Dante Sonata, the latter composed as a fund-raiser for the Bonn Beethoven monument in 1839.
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Because I am unfamiliar with Liszt, and this is the only recording of his piano music that I have, it is impossible to compare Angela Hewitt's
interpretation with those of other pianists, so the score of four stars is probably more a reflection of my unfamiliarity with Liszt's compositions than with with the technical and interpretational skills of the pianist. The most melodic piece on the disc is Sonetto 104, but the piece that I most enjoyed is described in its title as "Fantasia quasi Sonata" that to my untrained ear was less agitated than the other pieces.
I found the accompanying notes, that were written by Angela Hewitt, particularly helpful in understanding the structure of the pieces and what Liszt was attempting musically to depict. Listening to the disc has motivated me further to explore the music of Liszt and I have no doubt that Angela Hewitt's interpretations played an important role in stimulating my interest in the composer's output.