Liszt: Annees de pelerinage

Liszt: Annees de pelerinage

Bertrand Chamayou

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Tracklist

  • No. 1. La chapelle de Guillaume Tell (The Chapel of William Tell)

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    5:40

  • No. 2. Au lac de Wallenstadt (At the Lake ofWallenstadt)

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    2:41

  • No. 3. Pastorale (Pastoral)

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    1:32

  • No. 4. Au bord d'une source (Beside a Spring)

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    3:49

  • No. 5. Orage (Storm)

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    4:17

  • No. 6. Vallee d'Obermann (Valley of Obermann)

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    13:03

  • No. 7. Eclogue (Eclogue)

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    2:50

  • No. 8. Le mal du pays (Homesickness)

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    4:42

  • No. 9. Les cloches de Geneve (The Bells of Geneva)

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    6:15

  • No. 1. Sposalizio (Marriage of the Virgin)

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    6:47

  • No. 2. Il penseroso (The Thinker)

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    3:04

  • No. 3. Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa (Canzonetta of Salvador Rosa)

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    2:46

  • No. 4. Sonetto 47 del Petrarca (Sonnet 47 of Petrarch)

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    4:35

  • No. 5. Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (Sonnet 104 of Petrarch)

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    5:29

  • No. 6. Sonetto 123 del Petrarca (Sonnet 123 of Petrarch)

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    5:44

  • No. 7. Apres une lecture du Dante, fantasia quasi una sonata (After Reading Dante)

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    15:35

  • No. 1, Gondoliera (Canzone del Cavaliere Peruchini): No. 1. Gondoliera (Gondolier's Song)

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    4:52

  • No. 1, Gondoliera (Canzone del Cavaliere Peruchini): No. 2. Canzone (Song)

    Bertrand Chamayou

    3:27

  • No. 1, Gondoliera (Canzone del Cavaliere Peruchini): No. 3. Tarantella

    Bertrand Chamayou

    8:35

  • No. 1. Angelus! Priere aux anges gardiens (Angelus. Prayer to the Guardian Angels)

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    6:43

  • No. 2. Aux cypres de la Villa d'Este I (To the Cypresses of the Villa d'Este I: Threnody)

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    5:17

  • No. 3. Aux cypres de la Villa d'Este II (To the Cypresses of the Villa d'Este II: Threnody)

    Bertrand Chamayou

    8:39

  • No. 4. Les jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este (The Fountains of the Villa d'Este)

    Bertrand Chamayou

    8:20

  • No. 5. Sunt lacrymae rerum (en mode hongrois) (There are Tears for Things (In The Hungarian Mode))

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    5:50

  • No. 6. March funebre (Funeral March)

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    6:19

  • No. 7. Sursum corda (Lift up Your Hearts)

    Bertrand Chamayou

    3:17

  • Total playing time

    2:30:19

Album review

“Recorded in the spring and summer of 2011, Bertrand Chamayou's set of Franz Liszt's Années de pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage) was released just in time to honor the composer's 200th anniversary in October. That year saw a number of releases and reissues of the complete Années, and this ambitious collection of picturesque vignettes became increasingly popular despite its considerable length. The years in the title were the late 1830s, when Liszt and the Countess Marie d'Agoult traveled across Switzerland and Italy, and the pieces summon the full range of Romantic piano gestures and techniques, put at the service of poetic description and expressive power. Chamayou presents the music with great vitality and brilliance; indeed, the Années can only be played well by a virtuoso, which he certainly is. Yet there is always an undercurrent of reverie and restless wandering that he conveys, which shows a true sympathy with Liszt's aims, as well as an uncanny ability to create and maintain tension for extended periods, even when the music might offer some kind of resolution or release. A kind of "extreme pianist," Chamayou has dazzled critics with his concert performances of this expansive work, and he has impressed them with his stamina in pieces of similar difficulty and duration. The resonant recording in the Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers adds a certain haziness in the soft, dreamlike sections, though loud passages and the most thunderous climaxes are sonorous and quite clear.”

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Credits

    Released

    24 October 2011

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