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André Watts »Piano Recital 1986«
1 CD | 77min | Nr. 93.718
CD 1: » Franz Liszt: Au lac de Wallenstadt (from: Années de Pèlerinage - première année: Suisse S 160)
» Franz Liszt: Il Penseroso S 161:2 (from: Années de pèlerinage - deuxième année: Italie)
» Franz Liszt: Piano Sonata b minor S 178
» Franz Liszt: Rhapsodie hongroise No. 13 a minor
» Franz Liszt: Valse oubliée No. 1 F sharp major Sz 215
» Franz Liszt: Grande Étude de Paganini No. 1 g minor S 141 No. 1 (Tremolo) – Preludio. Andante
» Franz Liszt: Grande Étude de Paganini No. 2 E flat major S 141 No. 2 (Octave - from: Six Grands Etudes d'aprés Paganini) – Andante
» Franz Liszt: Grande Étude de Paganini No. 3 g sharp minor S 141 No. 3 (La Campanella - from: Six Grande Étude de Paganini No. 2) – Allegro
» Franz Liszt: Grande Étude de Paganini No. 4 E major S 141 No. 4 (Arpeggio - from: Six Grands Etudes d'aprés Paganini) – Vivo
» Franz Liszt: Grande Étude de Paganini No. 5 E major S 141 No. 5 (La Chasse - from: Six Grands Etudes d'aprés Paganini) – Allegretto
» Franz Liszt: Grande Étude de Paganini No. 6 a minor S 141 No. 6 (from: Six Grands Etudes d'aprés Paganini) – Quasi Presto

André Watts was born in 1946 in Nuremberg, the son of an American soldier and a Hungarian pianist.

He was just 9 years old when he made his concert debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra playing the Haydn D Major concerto. As a 16-year-old, Leonard Bernstein asked the young man to step in for a performance of Liszt´s First Piano Concerto. It was Watt's breakthrough concert and thereafter, Bernstein would become his mentor and Leon Fleisher his teacher. His career continued to develop over the following decades and Watts maintains his mastery to this day, though he performs with less frequency. This recording comes from 1986 and shows the pianist at the full disposal of his virtuoso skills.

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