FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886): Fantasia on Hungarian Folk themes, S123/R458 (performing edition by Goran Filipec [b.1981] - First Recording), Rhapsodie espagnole, S254/R90 (arr. piano & orchestra Ferruccio Busoni [1866-1924]), De profundis S691/R668 (completed Jay Rosenblatt [b.1955]), Totentanz, S126/R457 (ed. Busoni, 1919).
Catalogue Number: 02W040
Description: Both Liszt and his brilliant musical heir Busoni regarded their compositions as living entities, always suitable for recycling and reshaping to create new works. This program is an illustration of this practice, with Goran Filipec freely extending and varying the cadenzas in the Hungarian Fantasy, while Busoni enhances the emotional states of horror, grotesque comedy and sublime serenity in the Totentanz. Goran Filipec (piano), Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra; Imre Kollár.