The Liszt Project

2011

French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard honors Franz Liszt’s 200th birthday (October 22) with his most ambitious recording for Deutsche Grammophon, The Liszt Project.

Over the course of more than two hours of music Aimard compares and contrasts works for solo piano by Liszt with a thought-provoking selection of works by Wagner, Berg, Scriabin, Bartók, Stroppa, Ravel and Messiaen. This is Aimard’s fourth solo album for Deutsche Grammophon and follows his highly acclaimed recordings of Bach, Messiaen and Ravel. The album is in stores and available today.

CD 1:
F. Liszt: La lugubre gondola S 200
R. Wagner: Sonate As-Dur: Eine Sonate in das Album von Frau Mathilde Wesendonck
F. Liszt: Nuages gris S 199
A. Berg: Sonate op. 1 fu¨r Klavier
F. Liszt: Unstern! Sinistre, disastro S 208
A. Scriabin: Sonate Nr. 9 F-Dur op. 68: Schwarze Messe
F. Liszt: Sonate h-moll S 178
CD 2:
F. Liszt: Aux Cyprès de la Villa d’Este 3/4 S 163/2
B. Bartók: Négy siratóének/Vier Klagelieder op. 9a Sz 45 (Nr. 4 Nénie)
F. Liszt: Légende Nr. 1 S 175/1: St. François d’ AssiseL La Prédication aux Oiseaux
Marco Stroppa: Tangata Manu
Les Jeux d’Eau à la Villa d’Este S 163/4
M. Ravel: Jeux d’eaux
O. Messiaen: Le Traquet stapazin
F. Liszt: Vallée d’Obermann S 160/6