Death in Venice

FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886): Angelus!, SW 378, La lugubre gondola, SW 134, R.W. Venezia, SW 201, Am Grabe Richard Wagners, SW 125 (last three orch. Géza Gémesi), THÉODORE DUBOIS (1837-1924): 2 pièces en forme Canonique, CLÉMENCE DE GRANDVAL (1828-1907): Gavotte for Oboe, Cello and Strings, Lamento for Oboe and Orchestra (orch. Lajos Lencsés [b.1946]), RICHARD WAGNER (1813-1883): Elegie, WWV 93, Träume from Wesendonk Lieder (orch. Gémesi), Cor anglé solo from Act III of Tristan und Isolde, GUSTAV MAHLER (1860-19151): Adagietto from Symphony No. 5.

Catalogue Number: 06R036

Label: Bayer Records

Reference: 100 401

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: Imaginative programming centered on the Liszt-Wagner friendship and the latter’s death in Venice and giving us new orchestrations of several piano pieces by the pair. What’re two French composers doing here? Lencés gives his slender reasons in the notes but these three pieces are the most Records International-worthy by dint of their rarity so we need no reason to enjoy them! Lajos Lencés (oboe, cor anglé), Leo Lencsés (cello), Kammerakademie Budapest; Géza Gémesi.

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