OP0631. DON SANCHE (Ferenc Liszt), recorded c.1986, w.Tamás Pál Cond. Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Hungarian State Opera Chorus; Gérard Garino, Julia Hamari, István Gáti, Katalin Farkas, etc. 2-Hungaroton 12744/45, Slipcase Set w.Elaborate 72pp. Libretto-brochure. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy!
“Whoever really wants to know what Liszt has done for the piano should study his old operatic fantasies. They represent the classicism of piano technique.”
- Johannes Brahms
"Biographer Rich DiSilvio holds the view that Liszt was 'one of the most awe-inspiring figures in all of music history'. Although generally regarded as the greatest virtuoso pianist of all time, Liszt’s genius extended far beyond his recitals and concerts. He was also a major influence as a progressive Romantic composer. A highly prolific and versatile composer Liszt produced approaching eight hundred scores covering most genres of which about half of them were piano compositions.”
- Michael Cookson, musicweb-international