Please wait...

Hyperion Records

Click cover art to view larger version
Vine-covered Veranda (1828) by Silvester Shchedrin (1791-1830)
Track(s) taken from CDA66984
Recording details: October 1994
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: September 1995
Total duration: 3 minutes 27 seconds

'I constantly admired his near orchestral range of sonority—his strength in grandiloquence and his hypnotic sustaining power in intimacy. Everything is played with total conviction' (Gramophone)

'A most enjoyable collection' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'Muy interesantes, indispensables para lisztianos' (Ritmo, Spain)

Valse d'Adèle pour la main gauche seul par Géza Zichy 'Transcription brillant 2 mains par F. Liszt', S456

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Count Géza Zichy (1849–1924) was quite a successful opera composer in his day, and was further renowned for producing a large corpus of piano music for the left hand alone (as a boy he had lost his right arm whilst hunting) including a viciously difficult transcription of Schubert’s Erlkönig. His Valse d’Adèle is the third of a set of Six Studies of 1876 for the left hand (dedicated to Liszt, who had arranged for their publication) which Liszt expanded in every sense in a version for two hands. (Liszt’s only left-hand piece, Ungarns Gott, was written for Zichy.)

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1995

Other albums featuring this work
'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
MP3 £160.00FLAC £160.00ALAC £160.00Buy by post £200.00 CDS44501/98  99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)  
   English   Français   Deutsch