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Laureate Series - Piano: Schubert: Piano Transcriptions by Liszt, Prokofiev, Busoni & Godowsky

Antti Siirala (First Prize: 2000 London International Piano Competition)

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Winterreise  
1
Gute Nacht (trans. by Godowsky)
Franz Schubert; Leopold Godowsky; Antti Siirala
6:45
2
Der Lindenbaum (trans. by Liszt)
Franz Liszt; Antti Siirala
4:53
3
Der sturmische Morgen - Im Dorfe (trans. by Liszt)
Franz Liszt; Antti Siirala
5:59
4
Waltzes (trans. by Prokofiev)
Sergey Prokofiev; Antti Siirala
8:59
Die schone Mullerin  
5
Morgengruss (trans. by Godowsky)
Leopold Godowsky; Antti Siirala
4:23
6
Erlkönig (trans. by Liszt)
Franz Liszt; Antti Siirala
4:38
7
Overture in D Major (trans. by Busoni)
Franz Schubert; Antti Siirala
7:49
8
Passacaglia
Leopold Godowsky; Antti Siirala
19:30
Total Playing Time    62:56
“Siirala's performances are masterly and warmly sympathetic throughout, and never more so than in Godowsky's horrendously demanding Passacaglia on Schubert's Unfinished Symphony.
Even Horowitz balked before this challenge, complaining that you needed six hands to encompass such fearsome difficulties.”
- Gramophone

Launched to into the spotlight when he won the London International Piano Competition in 2000, this is the debut recording of Finnish pianist Antti Siirala. Playing a programme of solo piano transcriptions of Schubert’s oeuvre by luminaries such as Liszt, Prokofiev, and Busoni, Siirala’s performance is refreshing and virtuosic.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

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