Schubert and Liszt are among the two greatest Romantic composers for the piano. The lyricism of their music, the stunning virtuosity of their pieces have extended a huge fascination on performers and audience alike. Evgeny Kissin, the true star of the piano ever since his childhood, pays tribute to these two great composers who have left an imperishable mark on Western music. With excerpts from Schubert’s Impromtus Op. 90 and Op.142, Schubert’s The Trout arranged for piano solo by Liszt and excerpts from Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies and Transcendental Etudes, this programme recorded at the 20th edition of the Verbier Festival is a moment of sheer music.
Schubert: Four Impromptus, Op.posth.142, D.935, Nos.1 & 3 Four Impromptus, Op.90. D.899, Nos.3 & 4 Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody, No.12 in C sharp minor