Bertrand Chamayou piano
Bertrand Chamayou explores Liszt’s transcriptions before scaling the peaks of the fiendish Transcendental Etudes.
Bertrand Chamayou © Marco Borggreve
Chopin-Liszt Six Polish Songs
Schumann-Liszt Frühlingsnacht, Widmung, two Lieder
Wagner-Liszt Feierlicher Marsch zum heiligen Graal, from Parsifal
Isolde's Death, from Tristan and Isolde
Liszt Twelve Transcendantal Etudes
Liszt, a keen transcriber, was so eager to publicise the works of his contemporaries Chopin, Schumann and Wagner that he adapted them for the piano as good-natured tributes. Liszt, a visionary whose Transcendental Etudes cover the full spectrum of piano technique and are dazzling poems, invented the piano of the future. Nearly ten years after recording them – his first triumph on vinyl – Bertrand Chamayou is going back to the drawing board. In the meantime, his exploration of the epic Années de Pèlerinage, and Ravel’s complete works for piano have given him a new insight into this huge cycle. Game for a challenge, the French pianist is embarking on this daunting project to which only the greats can aspire.
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