Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, troisième année (CD)

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Cédric Tiberghien

Unsettling meditations on the passing of life, Wagner and western tonality, the music of Liszt’s old age is like nothing else of its time. Cédric Tiberghien proves wholly attuned to its unconventional demands in a programme concluding with the third and last of the Années de pèlerinage.

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Gramophone Magazine

"Tiberghien avoids all temptation to overlay these pieces with gratuitous flamboyance, concentrating instead on the finesse and subtle interiority they demand…Generously filled and beautifully recorded, this disc offers a fine entry point for anyone either dipping into late Liszt for the first time or giving it another try."

The Guardian

4 Stars

"His selection is typically thoughtful...Each is a scaled-down tone poem, which poses its own set of technical challenges. But Tiberghien never flaunts his total command of those challenges and with an exemplary range of touch and keyboard colour, concentrates instead on these pieces purely as musical statements…[He] presents all of them as perfectly conceived miniatures that often pose more questions than they answer."

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1. Bagatelle sans tonalité S216a 
2. Wiegenlied – Chant du berceau S198
3. Vierter Mephisto-Walzer S216b
4. Die Trauergondel – La lugubre gondola II S200/2
5. Schlaflos! Frage und Antwort – Nocturne nach einem Gedicht von A Raab S203i
6. En rêve – Nocturne S207

Années de pèlerinage, troisième année S163
7. Angelus! – Prière aux anges gardiens 
8. Aux cyprès de la Villa d’Este – Thrénodie I 
9. Aux cyprès de la Villa d’Este – Thrénodie II 
10. Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este 
11. Sunt lacrymae rerum – en mode hongrois
12. Marche funèbre – en mémoire de Maximilien I, Empereur du Mexique, d. 19 juin 1867
13. Sursum corda – Erhebet eure Herzen