Dohnanyi: Nursery Variations; Liszt: Totentanz; Rachmaninov: Paganini Rhapsody; Lutoslawski: Paganini Variations


Dohnanyi: Nursery Variations; Liszt: Totentanz; Rachmaninov: Paganini Rhapsody; Lutoslawski: Paganini Variations
András Schiff; Peter Jablonski; Peter Katin
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4767671
Barcode
00028947676713
Format
1-CD
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ERNÖ DOHNÁNYI
Variations on a Nursery Song, Op. 25
András Schiff, piano
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Georg Solti

FRANZ LISZT
Totentanz
Peter Katin, piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Jean Martinon

SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

WITOLD LUTOSŁAWSKI
Paganini Variations for Piano & Orchestra (1978)
Peter Jablonski, piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy

Recording information

Recording producers: Michael Haas (Dohnányi); James Walker (Liszt); Paul Myers (Rachmaninov, Lutosławski)
Recording engineers: John Dunkerley (Dohnányi); Kenneth Wilkinson (Liszt); Jonathan Stokes (Rachmaninov, Lutosławski)
Recording locations: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, USA, October 1985 (Dohnányi); Kingsway Hall, London, England, February 1954 (Liszt); Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, England, October 1991 (Rachmaninov); EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London, England, May 1991 (Lutosławski)

Reviews

‘Highly entertaining … a blazing performance of the Dohnányi Variations by Schiff, who boldly shows off his stunning pianism at every turn … Enthusiastically recommended’ ClassicsToday.com

‘[Liszt] full of demonic urgency…this classic account remains highly enjoyable’ **(*) Penguin Guide

‘vital and well played [Rachmaninov] … a first class performance [Lutoslawski]’ MusicWeb

‘a thoroughly recommendable version of the Rhapsody…There is sparkle and virtuosity’ **(*) Penguin Guide