VA – Liszt: Symphonic Poems Vol. 1 (2017)

Artist: Various Artists
Title: Franz Liszt: Symphonic Poems Vol. 1
Year Of Release: 2017
Label: Praga Digitals
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC (image + .cue, log, artwork)
Total Time: 1:19:55
Total Size: 419 MB


1. Les Préludes, S97 – RIAS Symphonie Orchester Berlin
2. Tasso, Lamento E Trionfo, S96 – Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
3. Mazeppa, S100 – Berliner Philharmoniker
4. Die Ideale, S106 – Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Both the term ‘symphonic poem’ and the form itself were invented by Franz Liszt, who in works such as ‘Les Préludes’ 1848, after Alphonse de Lamartine s ‘Méditations poétiques’, used thematic concepts to depict programmatic scenes and emotions in his orchestral works. This is also true of Byron’s ‘Tasso, lamento e trionfo’ the subject matter of which was earthly disappointments and divine triumph; something which was later to feature in Victor Hugo’s ‘Mazeppa’, where even Mazeppa’s fall from his horse is described in orchestral terms.


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