Liszt became renowned throughout Europe during the nineteenth century for his virtuosic skill as a pianist. He was said by his contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age and perhaps the greatest pianist of all time.
Les préludes is the third of Franz Liszt’s thirteen symphonic poems. Directed by Liszt himself, in April 1856 the score, and in January 1865 the orchestral parts, were published by Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. Among Liszt’s symphonic poems, Les préludes is the most popular.
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra: Dresdner Philharmonie
The Park West – Live, 2011
Postmodern Jukebox hot jazz cover, featuring Gunhild Carling.