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Liszt, Franz - Composer
Ries, Ferdinand - Composer

Venue: Wigmore Hall, London
Date of Concert: 22-05-2007
Playing Time: 01:27:20
Catalogue Number: 2.110227
UPC: 0747313522750

Virtuoso Music of the 19th Century

The 19th century brought astonishing developments in instrumental skill, marking, with Paganini and his innovations in violin technique, the true age of the virtuoso. Earlier periods had seen great performers, but it was now combined with changes in technique and with the development of particular instruments, notably the piano, with which Liszt at first set out to rival Paganini. A distinctive feature of the age was the pre-eminence of performer-composers. Bach, Handel, Mozart and Beethoven had all been players, but now, changing technical demands and possibilities opened a new world of virtuosity, the world of Liszt and his successor Busoni, and of Sarasate, Ernst, Joachim and Ries.

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