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Prize Winners Of The Grand Prix International Du Disque ''Liszt'' (1976 - 1992) / Published On The One Hundredth Anniversary of the Establisment of the F. Liszt Society In Hungary / Hungaroton Audio CD 1993 Stereo / BR 0008

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Prize Winners Of The Grand Prix International Du Disque ''Liszt'' (1976 - 1992) / Published On The One Hundredth Anniversary of the Establisment of the Ferenc Liszt Society In Hungary / Hungaroton Audio CD 1993 Stereo

BR0008

 

Product Details:

Label: Hungaroton - BR 0008
Format: CD, Album
Country: Hungary
Released: 1993
 
 

About the Hungarian  Ferenc  Liszt  Society:

The  history  of  the  Hungarian  Ferenc  Liszt  Society  up  to  1948  is  the  history  of  six  different  associations.  Between  1870  and  1902  there  were continuous  efforts  to  express  esteem  for  the  maestro,  both  in  his  lifetime  and  after  his  death  in  1886,  by  preserving  his  memory  and  spirit. After  1902  came  a  30-year  break  until  the  foundation  of  the  National  Ferenc  Liszt  Society  in  1932.  Of  the  six  associations  just  mentioned, two  were  not  set  up  with  the  express  aim  of  fostering  the  spirit  of  the  composer,  but  that  is  what  they  accomplished  in  the  end.  With  the exception  of  the  last,  they  were  all  established  in  Hungary  during  the  period  after  the  1867  Ausgleich,  the  political  compromise  with  the Habsburgs,  when  there  was  a  period  of  rapid  capitalist  development,  and  they  bear  the  marks  of  that  period  and  its  conflicts  and inconsistencies.In  1870,  barely  three  years  after  the  Ausgleich,  a  group  of  women  with  musical  training  and  inclinations  initiated  the  idea  of  founding  a music  society  named  after  the  great  Hungarian  musician.  The  initiator  was  the  wife  of  Matyas  Engeszer,  who  paid  a  visit  to  Liszt  on December  13  1870,  taking  along  the  other  11  members  of  the  new  society  and  asking  his  permission  to  use  his  name.  Their  aim,  she explained,  was  to  take  up  music  and  singing  on  a  serious  basis  and  only  admit  lady  members  with  a  musical  training.  Liszt  approved  of  the plan  and  gave  permission  for  the  use  of  his  name.  The  society  spent  a  year  preparing  for  their  debut,  and  Liszt  himself  attended  the  full rehearsals.3  The  first  concert  took  place  on  January  28  1872  and  received  a  glowing  review  from  the  Zeneszeti  Lapok  (Musical  Papers): "The  programme  consisted  of  four  extremely  interesting  women's  choruses  of  select  artistic  merit.  The  first  was  the  children's  chorus  from Liszt's  Elizabeth  oratorio  [Die  Legende  von  der  heiligen  Elisabeth],  after  which  came  a  chorus  by  Volkmann  which  he  had  composed  for  the occasion,  followed  by  Liszt's  chorus  O  salutaris  hostia,  and  finally  by  the  Spinning  Chorus  from  Wagner's  opera,  The  Flying  Dutchman." At the  very  end,  Liszt  played  as  well.  "The  performance  of  the  choruses  was  always  precise,  rich  in  nuances  and  artistic  [...]  Only  those  familiar with  the  difficulties  involved  in  organizing  and  training  such  a  society,  and  raising  it  to  an  artistic  level,  can  truly  appreciate  the  eagerness, self-sacrificing  effort  and  competence  that  the  Engeszer  couple  have  displayed  to  so  great  an  extent  with  this  society ...

 

Tracklist:

1.  Missa Choralis. Gloria. R.486; S.10   4:30

2.  Mephisto Waltz. R.427, Nr.2; S.110, Nr.2   10:45

3.  Années de Pélerinage, I.:  6:15

     Les cloches de Genéve. R.10/a, Nr.9; §.160, Nr.9

4.  Liszt-Rossini: Soirées Musicales:   3:50

     La Danza. R.236, Nr.9; S.424, Nr.9

5.  Consolation, Nr.3, R.12; S.172   4:30

6.  La Campanella. R.3/b, Nr.3; S.141, Nr.3   3:55

7.  Anneées de Pélerinage, III.   7:20

     Les jeux d’eaux a la Villa d’Este
     R.10/e, Nr.4; S.163, Nr.4

8.  Es muss ein Wunderbares sein. R.590; S.314   2:10

9.  R. W. Venezia. R.82; S.201   3:45

10. Gran Mass. Benedictus, Agnus Dei. R.484; S.9   14:45

 

 

 More Details:

  • Choir - Budapest Chorus, Symph. Orchestra and Chorus of the Hung.
  • Organ - Sandor Margittay
  • Conducted - Miklos Forrai, Janos Ferencsik
  • Piano - Dezso Ranki, Lazar Berman, Jeno Jando, Joseph Villa, Ferruccio Busoni, Georges Cziffra, Maurizio Pollini, Hartmut Holl
  • Soprano - Mitsuko Shirai
  • Chorus master - Ferenc Sapszon

 

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