Franz Liszt, Piano Works

‘Dora Deliyska’s magnificent recording debut with Liszt piano works was distinguished by a thoughtful and tasteful performance: the sound extends from breathtakingly delicate to musically motivated splendour’ writes Dr. Leslie Howard in London, 2009. The pianist presents in this CD some of the most important works by List, his piano sonata in b minor and some technically impressive works, such as transcription of the Tannhäuser – Overteure by Richard Wagner.

‘Franz Liszt remains the touchstone for the pianist: the substance of the virtuoso pose needs to be sought, and the background of the gigantic keyboard thunderstorm illuminated. Otherwise, everything remains superficial show. The young Bulgarian Dora Deliyska manages to do this not only in the densely composed B minor Sonata, but also in the Schubert, Paganini and Wagner transcriptions, in which she uses her command of technique merely as a means to an end. And this end is lush, warm colours and living structure’. Wiener Zeitung

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