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Record date : 23 July 2011

Transcendental Études
Piano Sonata in B minor, S. 178
Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173, No. 7
Années de pèlerinage, Première année : Suisse, S. 160

Franz Liszt—the “Paganini of the piano”—was without doubt the author of some of the most difficult pages of piano music of his generation. Co-inventor of the modern piano, along with Chopin he elevated the instrument’s status to that of “king of instruments.”

A genius by reputation, Evgeny Kissin belongs to the rare breed of musicians adored as much by the public as by their peers. This jewel of a recital shows the pianist at the 2011 Verbier Festival, and honored Liszt through performances of his Sonata in B, the Funérailles, and Les Années de pèlerinage.

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