Kit Armstrong DVD Liszt

Kit Armstrong in the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth

Just in time for the beginning of the 10th International FRANZ LISZT Piano Competition Weimar-Bayreuth, the piano manufacturer Steingraeber, Bayreuth, publishes the DVD “Kit Armstrong in the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth”. The recording comes from the opening concert of the 9th edition of the piano competition in 2018.

Tailor-made program

Kit Armstrong’s appearance at the opening concert of the Liszt Competition 2018 was tailor-made: even specialists did not know all of the works that the young star had selected for his Liszt recital: in the grandiose ambience of the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth, the analyst celebrated a little-known Liszt among the young star pianists. The result was a live recording with a high repertoire value and a sound design that explores dynamic extremes and celebrates pianissimi with an almost incomparable touch culture.

In addition to works from the late work (three historical portraits, 1885 / three “Valses Oubliées” 1881-84) Armstrong plays transcriptions of Handel’s opera Almira, two fantasies B-A-C-H, the introduction to the “Elisabeth Legende” and “Le Triomphe Funèbre du Cup”.

Armstrong’s sonorous partner

As with the existing recording at the same location on July 24, 2019, a concert grand piano model E from the Bayreuth piano manufacturer Steingraeber is Armstrong’s sonorous partner.

The DVD is available from Steingraeber and the usual online sales outlets.

Duration

1:41 hours

Program

  • Franz LisztBach-Liszt BWV 542, Fantasy and Fugue in G minor
  • Fantasy B-A-C-H, Prelude and Fugue (1868)
  • Historical Hungarian portraits: Szechenyi – Petofi – Teleki (1885)
  • Le Triomphe Funèbre du Cup (1866)
  • 3 Valses oubliées (1881-1884)
  • The legend of Saint Elizabeth, introduction (1857-1862)
  • Sarabande and Chaconne from Handel’s opera Almira, transcription for piano solo (1879)
  • Encore

Retail Price

14,90 Euro

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Source: Steingraeber Bayreuth / Harbach

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