“Liszt: Works For Violin And Piano”
Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth, S382,
Elegie No. 2, S131,
Grand duo concertant sur la romance 'Le Marin', S. 128,
La Lugubre Gondola for cello & piano, S134 (Die Trauergondel),
Le carnaval de Pesth, S379a (arr. of Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 for violin and piano),
Romance oubliée, for viola/cello/violin & piano, S. 132.
Roland Pöntinen (Piano), Ulf Wallin (Violin).
With this recording of a selection of Franz Liszt’s music for violin and piano, Ulf Wallin and Roland Pöntinen aim at expanding our understanding of the prolific composer whose style, especially later, evolved in a manner far ahead of its time. Liszt composed his first music for violin and piano as early as 1832, returning to this instrumental combination throughout his life. Some of the pieces are re-workings of earlier compositions. In the early Grand Duo concertant pure virtuosity and the joy of playing are to the fore, but in the late works Liszt takes us on a journey into his own innermost soul.