Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Weeknights at seven.

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Weeknights at seven.

This week Bill explores the music and life of Franz Liszt.

Firmly poised on the progressive side of the War of the Romantics, Liszt was on the front lines of the battle to usher in a new musical era: an era of radical dissonances, thematic transformation, and exceptional virtuosity. This week, we’ll spend five hours listening to Liszt’s music and life story. Some of his music is so familiar, like his Hungarian Rhapsodies, that you will find yourself humming along, while other works you may enjoy discovering.

PLAYLIST Monday 10/19/20

0:00:00 2:00 Liszt, Franz Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 In C-Sharp Minor, S. 244/2 (excerpt) Leslie Howard, piano Hungarian Rhapsodies Hyperion 44533

0:02:06 1:29 Liszt, Franz Bénédiction De Dieu Dans La Solitude (excerpt) Claudio Arrau, piano Claudio Arrau Edition Phil 432305

0:03:50 :41 Ries, Ferdinand Concerto in C-Sharp Minor, II (excerpt) Hamburg Symphony/Alois Springer; Maria Littauer, piano Early Romantic Piano Concerti Vox 5111

0:06:31 1:59 Diabelli/Liszt Variations on a Waltz of Diabelli Leslie Howard, piano Complete Piano Music Hyp 44501

0:10:29 4:26 Liszt, Franz Rákóczi Marsch S. 242a Leslie Howard, piano Complete Piano Music Hyp 44530

0:16:22 6:51Liszt, Franz God Save The Queen, S. 235 Leslie Howard, piano Complete Piano Music Hyp 44530

0:23:43 1:04 Liszt, Franz Scherzo, S. 153 Leslie Howard, piano Complete Piano Music Hyp 44502

0:26:11 9:19 Liszt, Franz Seven Brilliant Variations on a Theme by Rossini,
S. 149 Leslie Howard, piano Complete Piano Music Hyp 44501

0:36:15 7:14, 6:33 Liszt, Franz Don Sanche Overture Hungarian Opera Orchestra/Tamas Pal; Gerard Garino, Julia Hamari, Istvan Gati, Katalin Farkas Don Sanche Hungaraton HCD 12744-45

0:43:42 0:22 Liszt, Franz Don Sanche Overture (excerpt) Hungarian Opera Orchestra/Tamas Pal; Gerard Garino, Julia Hamari, Istvan Gati, Katalin Farkas Don Sanche Hungaraton HCD12744-45

0:45:08 6:33 Liszt, Franz Don Sanche Overture “To Love, That is All My Glory” Entr’acte “Glory Be to the True Lovers” Hungarian Opera Orchestra/Tamas Pal; Gerard Garino, Julia Hamari, Istvan Gati, Katalin Farkas Don Sanche Hungaraton HCD12744-45

0:52:44 5:45 Liszt, Franz 12 Études (excerpts) No. 1 In C No. 2 In A Minor
No. 9 In A Flat Leslie Howard, piano Complete Piano Music Hyp 44502

PLAYLIST Tuesday 10/20/20

0:02:02 4:51 Liszt, Franz Transcendental Etudes, S. 139, “Chasse Neige” Evgeny Kissin, piano Kissin Plays Liszt Sony 783948

0:05:54 3:57 Liszt, Franz Etudes d’execution transcendante, No. 5, “Feux Follets” Ferruccio Busoni, piano Grand Piano Nimbus 8810

0:14:17 8:43 Liszt, Franz Heroide Funebre, S. 102 (excerpt) BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/ Gianandrea Noseda Liszt: Symphonic Poems, Volume 3 Chan 10417

0:24:21 6:57 Liszt, Franz Album D’Un Voyageur, S. 156, “Lyon” Leslie Howard, piano Complete Piano Music Hyperion 44501

0:33:00 5:51 Liszt, Franz Grandes Etudes de Paganini, No. 6 in A Minor Polina Leschenko, piano Liszt: Rhapsodie Espagnole EMI 62666

0:39:13 2:54 Liszt, Franz 6 Grandes Etudes De Paganini, S. 141, No. 5, “La Chasse” Marc-André Hamelin, piano Paganini Studies & Schubert Marches Hyperion 67370

0:42:06 5:03 Liszt, Franz Grandes Etudes de Paganini, No. 3, “La Campanella” Ferruccio Busoni, piano Grand Piano Nimbus 8810

0:47:42 4:18 Liszt, Franz Apparitions, S. 155, No. 2 Ashley Wass, piano Liszt: Complete Piano Music, Vol 32 Naxos 8.570768

0:52:40 3:49 Liszt, Franz Années de pèlerinage, première année, S. 160
“Suisse” No. 4, “Au bord d’une source” Murray Perahia, piano Murray Perahia Plays Franck & Liszt Sony 47180

0:56:30 2:02 Liszt, Franz 6 Grandes Etudes De Paganini, S. 141, No. 4, Arpeggio exceprt Marc-André Hamelin, piano Paganini Studies & Schubert Marches Hyperion 67370

PLAYLIST Wednesday 10/21/20

0:00:31 4:58 Liszt, Franz Transcendental Etudes, S. 139, No. 10 in F-Minor, Allegro Agitato Molto Evgeny Kissin, piano Liszt / Prokofiev Phil 456 871

0:07:32 2:54 Liszt, Franz Années de pèlerinage, S. 160, Suisse, No. 2, Au lac de Wallenstadt Leslie Howard, piano Complete Piano Music Hyp 44507

0:12:20 6:18 Liszt, Franz Sonetto del Petrarca, No. 104 Charles Rosen, piano Charles Rosen plays Liszt & Bartók The Romantic Generation (CD included with book)

0:19:24 8:17 Liszt, Franz Années De Pèlerinage, Deuxième Année, S. 162,Venezia E Napoli Georges Cziffra, piano Gyorgy Cziffra Phil 456760

0:29:14 9:38 Liszt, Franz Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp Minor, S. 244/2 Leslie Howard, piano Complete Piano Music Hyp 44533

0:41:20 11:03 Liszt, Franz Piano Sonata in B Minor, S. 178, III. Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano The Liszt Project DG 477943

0:52:47 4:39 Liszt, Franz Liebesträume, S. 541, No. 3: “O Lieb”, “So Lang Du Lieben Kannst” Artur Rubinstein, piano The Liszt Album Sony 784019

PLAYLIST Thursday 10/22/20

0:00:00 2:54 Liszt, Franz Gnomenreigen, S. 145/2 Murray Perahia, piano Murray Perahia Plays Franck & Liszt Sony 47180

0:04:03 2:27 Liszt, Franz “Im Rhein, Im Schönen Strome”, S. 272 Barbara Bonney, soprano; Antonio Pappano, piano While I Dream – Liszt, Schumann Decca 470289

0:07:58 5:37 Liszt, Franz Piano Concerto No. 1 In E-Flat, S. 124, I Budapest Symphony Orchestra/Karl Anton Rickenbacher; Leslie Howard, piano Complete Piano Music Hyperion 44501

0:17:31 9:55 Liszt, Franz Eine Faust-Symphonie in drei Charakterbildern I. Faust Leipzig Gewandhaus/ Kurt Masur Liszt: Tone Poems, A Faust Symphony EMI 68595

0:28:28 1:19 Liszt, Franz Eine Faust-Symphonie in drei Charakterbildern II. Gretchen (excerpt) I Leipzig Gewandhaus/ Kurt Masur Liszt: Tone Poems, A Faust Symphony EMI 68595

0:30:19 20:50 Liszt, Franz Eine Faust-Symphonie in drei Charakterbildern III. Mephistopheles Leipzig Gewandhaus/ Kurt Masur Liszt: Tone Poems, A Faust Symphony EMI 68595

0:51:28 5:18 Liszt, Franz Trois Etudes De Concert, G. 144
Un Sospiro Earl Wild, piano Piano Masters – Earl Wild – Chopin, Buxtehude, Ravel Pearl 91

0:57:28 1:00 Liszt, Franz Eine Faust-Symphonie in drei Charakterbildern excerpt Leipzig Gewandhaus/ Kurt Masur Liszt: Tone Poems, A Faust Symphony EMI 68595

PLAYLIST Friday 10/23/20

0:00:00 1:20 Liszt, Franz Christus, part 1; Pastorale and Annunnciation Rotterdam Philharmonic & Slovak Philharmonic Choir/James Conlon; Benita Valente, soprano Liszt: Christus Apex 4611672

0:02:53 5:15 Bach, JS/ Liszt, Franz Fantasia & Fugue in G Minor (BWV 542), S. 463 Fantasia Leslie Howard, piano Complete Piano Music Hyperion 44501

0:08:58 11:04 Liszt, Franz Prelude & Fugue on the name B.A.C.H Marie-Claire Alain, organ Prèlude & Fugue B.A.C.H. – Fantasie & Fugue: Choral “Ad Nos Ad Salutarem Undam” – Variations: “Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Sagen” & Crucifixus Erato 75301

0:21:30 12:20 Liszt, Franz Christus XI. Tristis Est Anima Mea
XIII. O Filii Et Filiae! XIV. Resurrexit Rotterdam Philharmonic & Slovak Philharmonic Choir/James Conlon; Benita Valente, soprano; Marjana Lipovsek, mezzo-soprano; Peter Lindroos, baritone.; Tom Krause, bass-baritone Liszt: Christus Apex 4611672

0:34:43 2:35 Liszt, Franz Bagatelle sans tonalité Alfred Brendel, piano The Complete Vox, Turnabout and Vanguard Solo Recordings Brilliant 93761

0:38:33 1:43 Liszt, Franz Die Lorelei, S. 273 (excerpt) Barbara Bonney, soprano; Antonio Pappano, piano While I Dream – Liszt, Schumann Decca 470289

0:41:13 1:43 Liszt, Franz Légendes for Piano, S. 175: No. 1, St Francis of Assisi Preaching (excerpt) Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano The Liszt Project DG 4779439
0:43:16 :47 Stroppa, Marcos Tangatu Manu (excerpt) Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano The Liszt Project DG 4779439

0:44:18 :31 Messiaen, Olivier Catalogue d’oiseaux; Le Traquet Stapazin (excerpt) Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano The Liszt Project DG 4779439

0:45:24 1:04 Liszt, Franz Années de pèlerinage: 3ème année, S. 163 (excerpt) 2. Aux cyprès de la Villa d’Este No.1 (Thrénodie) Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano The Liszt Project DG 4779439

0:46:34 :45 Bartók, Béla 4 Dirges, BB 58, Sz. 45 4. Assai andante Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano The Liszt Project DG 4779439

0:47:30 :56 Ravel, Maurice Jeux d’eau (excerpt) Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano The Liszt Project DG 4779439

0:48:33 8:03 Liszt, Franz Années de pèlerinage: 3ème année, S. 163 4. Les jeux d’eau à la Villa d’Este Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano The Liszt Project DG 4779439