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Marc-André Hamelin - Liszt & Thalberg: Opera Transcriptions & Fantasies (2020)

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Marc-André Hamelin - Liszt & Thalberg: Opera Transcriptions & Fantasies (2020)

Marc-André Hamelin - Liszt & Thalberg: Opera Transcriptions & Fantasies (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 257 Mb | Total time: 75:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA68320 | Recorded: 2019

If, as Liszt himself dubbed it, Hexaméron is ‘a monster’, it’s a monster which certainly holds no terrors for Marc-André Hamelin, and the encounter between them makes for some thrilling pianism. The remainder of the recital—high-octane transformations of nineteenth-century operatic favourites—is every bit as electrifying, from a musician who never ceases to astonish whatever the repertoire.

Marc-André Hamelin - Charles-Valentin Alkan: Concerto for Solo Piano (2007)

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Marc-André Hamelin - Charles-Valentin Alkan: Concerto for Solo Piano (2007)

Marc-André Hamelin - Charles-Valentin Alkan: Concerto for Solo Piano (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 204 Mb | Total time: 67:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA67569 | Recorded: 2006

This is Marc-André Hamelin's second recording of the Alkan Concerto for Solo Piano (the first for Music & Arts dates from 1992) and he now trumps his previous ace with a performance of the Concerto of such brilliance and lucidity that one can only listen in awe and amazement.