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"Life, Love & Afterlife" - A Liszt recital

Dejan Lazic; on this, his first album for ONYX, pays tribute to a composer and his legacy as a piano virtuoso, organist, improviser, arranger, conductor, teacher, author, philanthropist and traveller.

 

Liszt lived life to the full, and this recital captures that love of life, his genius as a pianist and composer, a traveller with a restless and curious mind. Liszt’s respect for the music of other composers is to be found in his arrangements for piano of orchestral, operatic and other vocal works. From Wagner’s operas to Schubert Lieder via Beethoven Symphonies, his deep love for the music is apparent and such arrangements gave this music a wider audience in both the salons and domestic settings that lives on today.


"Embarking on a recording project like this obviously required a substantial amount of preparation time. But once the date has come it was of a tremendous importance to capture and to honour the spontaneity of Liszt’s versatile, eclectic, and revolutionary genius", writes Dejan in his introduction to the recital, captured at a live performance at Hohenhems, and one further day in studio conditions.
 

 

 

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"Dejan Lazic's fantastic Liszt recital has been released in April.

A fascinating portrait of Liszt as composer, arranger and restless traveller. A must for all lovers of great piano playing, and who wish to explore the wonders of Liszt's music." (Onyx Classics, 2017)

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Onyx Classics

 

Gramophone podcast interview:

Liszt the pianist

 

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Schimmer - PR

 

“This recording will surely add to this Croatian pianist’s reputation as one of the leading players of his generation.” (BBC Music Magazine, 8/2017)



Beethoven: Triple Concerto

L. van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Violoncello, Piano and Orchestra in C major, op. 56 ("Triple Concerto")

 

Giuliano Carmignola, violin

Sol Gabetta, violoncello

Dejan Lazic, piano

 

Basel Chamber Orchestra

Giovanni Antonini, conductor

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C.Ph.E. Bach / Britten

 

'Liaisons' - Vol. 3

(CCS SA 31611)

 

C.Ph.E. Bach: Piano Sonatas in D minor & E-flat major;

                          Fantasia in D major; La Böhmer (Murky)

 

B. Britten: Holiday Diary Suite; Nocturne; 5 Waltzes

 

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Britten: Holiday Diary, op. 5, Fun-Fair (excerpt)
C. Ph. E. Bach: Sonata in E-flat major, Allegro di molto (excerpt)


beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, op. 58
with Australian Chamber Orchestra / Richard Tognetti

(CCS SA 30511)

 

Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, op. 27, No. 2 ('Moonlight')

Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, op. 110

 

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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, op. 58, Rondo - Vivace (excerpt)
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 27, Presto agitato (excerpt)


BRAHMS / arr. lazic

Piano Concerto No. 3 in D major after Violin Concerto, op. 77  

with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra / Robert Spano

 

WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING (CCS SA 29410)

 

J. BRAHMS: 

 

2 Rhapsodies, op. 79

Scherzo, op. 4

 

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Brahms / arr. Lazic: Piano Concerto No. 3, Allegro giocoso (excerpt)
Brahms: Rhapsody in B minor, op. 79, No. 1: Agitato (excerpt)


Rachmaninov

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, op. 18

with London Philharmonic Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko

(CCS SA 26308)

 

Moderato; Allegro
Adagio sostenuto
Allegro scherzando

 

Moments Musicaux, op. 16

 

Andantino
Allegretto
Andante Cantabile
Presto
Adagio sostenuto
Maestoso

 

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Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro scherzando (excerpt)
Rachmaninov: Moment Musicaux op. 16, No. 1: Andantino (excerpt)


Schumann / Brahms

Liaisons Vol. 2
(CCS SA 27609)

 

Robert Schumann: Papillons, op. 2 

 

Robert Schumann: Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), op. 82 

 

Johannes Brahms: Klavierstücke (Piano Pieces), op. 118

 

 

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Schumann: 'Waldszenen', op. 82, 'Pleasant Landscape'
Brahms: Piano Piece, op. 118, No. 2: Intermezzo (excerpt)


Scarlatti / Bartók

Liaisons Vol. 1
(CCS SA 23407)

 

Domenico Scarlatti (1685 – 1757)

 

Sonata in C major, K. 420 - Allegro
Sonata in f minor, K. 58 - Fuga
Sonata in F major, K. 82 - Allegro
Sonata in D major, K. 491 - Allegro
Sonata in D major, K. 430 - Non presto ma a tempo di ballo
Sonata in C major, K. 159 - Allegro
Sonata in d minor, K. 9 - Allegro
Sonata in F major, K. 17 - Presto
Sonata in a minor, K. 3 - Presto
Sonata in E major, K. 380 - Andante comodo
Sonata in E major, K. 135 - Allegro

 


Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945)

 

3 Rondos on Slovak Folktunes, Sz 84, BB 92;
7 Sketches, Sz 44, BB 54 (op. 9b);
Funeral March from symphonic poem ‘Kossuth’, Sz 21, BB 31 (arranged for piano by the composer);
6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (from ‘Microcosmos’ - Vol. 6), Sz 107, BB 105

 

 

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Scarlatti: Sonata in F major, K. 82, Allegro
Bartók: Dance in Bulgarian Rhythm No. 4, from 'Microcosmos' - Vol. 6


Schubert

Sonata in B-flat major, D 960 (op. posth.)

 

'Moments Musicals', D 780 (op. 94)

 

 (CCS SA 20705)

 

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Schubert: Sonata in B-flat major, D 960, Scherzo


Haydn / Beethoven

Haydn: English Sonatas
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2

(CCS SA 19703)

 

Haydn: Piano Sonata in C major, Hob. XVII:50 
Haydn: Piano Sonata in E-flat major, Hob. XVII:52 
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, op. 19

 

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Haydn: Sonata in C major, Hob. XVII:50, Allegro molto


M. Ravel

Retrospection

Piano Works: 1899 - 1917
(CCS 17598)

 

Prélude (1913)
Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn (1909)

Pavane pour une infante défunte (1899) 
Sonatine (1903-05) 
Le Tombeau de Couperin (1914-1917) 

Valses nobles et sentimentales (1911)

À la manière de Chabrier (1913) 
À la manière de Borodine (1913)
Prelude (Postlude, 1913) - Version 2: d´un rythme libre

 

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Ravel: 'Le Tombeau de Couperin', Toccata


F. Chopin

Retrospection
(CCS 15998)

 

Sonata in B-flat Minor, op. 35 ('with the funeral march'); 

2 Nocturnes, op. 32; 
Valse in C-sharp Minor, op. 64 no. 2; 
Valse in D-flat Major, op. 64 no. 1;
Valse in G-flat Major, op. 70 no. 1; 
Ballade in G minor, op. 23; 
Grande Polonaise brillante précédée d’un Andante Spianato

in E-flat Major, op. 22;

Valse in A-flat Major, op. 69 no. 1; 
Grande Valse brillante in E-flat Major, op. 18; 
Valse in E Minor, op. posth.

 

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Chopin: Valse in G-flat major, op. 70, No. 1


W. A. Mozart

Retrospection
(CCS 13398)

 

Gigue in G major, K. 574;
Fantasia and Fugue in C major, K. 394 (383a); 
Sonata in C major, K. 330 (330h);
Minuet in D major, K. 355 (594a; KV6:576b); 
Sonata in G major, K. 283 (189h); 
Fantasia in d minor, K. 397 (385g); 
9 Variations in D major, after a Minuet of Jean-Pierre Duport, K. 573; 
Minuet in G major, K. 1 (KV6:1e);
Minuet in C major, K. 1, Trio (KV 6:1f)

 

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Mozart: Gigue in G major, K. 574