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GRIGORY GINZBURG PLAYS LISZT



On this page, Grigory Ginzburg plays Liszt including several beautiful transcriptions of songs by Schubert, and a number of his operatic reminiscences. In some of these, we get to see Ginzburz playing with a good view of his hands.  Do not miss Liszt's La Campanella.

Grigory Ginzburg was celebrated for his singing legato and gorgeous tone. These are most apparent in the Liszt transcriptions of Schubert Lieder. I must confess that both performances of "Ständchen" bring tears to my eyes.

Please also visit the Ginzburg plays Chopin and Ginzburg plays Concerti and chamber music pages.



from six Grandes études de Paganini, S 141


Preludio - Andante. Etude – Non troppo lento in G minor "Tremolo" 
[ after Paganini violin caprice 6 ]

live video recorded in 1952, Moscow




Allegretto in G♯ minor "La Campanella" 
[ after Paganini Violin Concerto 2 ]

live video recorded in 1952, Moscow




and another recording of "La Campanella"




4 Vivo in E major "Arpeggio"
[ after Paganini violin caprice 1 ]




5 Allegretto in E major "La Chasse"
[ after Paganini violin caprice 9 ]




from Three Concert Etudes, S 144


2 "La leggierezza"




3 "Un sospiro" (rec 1952)




2 "Gnomenreigen" from Two Concert Etudes, S 145




Années de pèlerinage


Première année: Suisse, S 160

1 Chapelle de Guillaume Tell (rec live 1952)




Deuxième année: Italie, Venezia e Napoli, S 162

1 Gondoliera (rec 1949)
3 Tarantella


Première année: Suisse, S 160

2 Au lac de Wallenstadt
4 Au bord d'une source (rec 1947)
9 Nocturne "Les Cloches de Geneve" (rec 1942)
5 "Vallée d'Obermann" (rec live 1952)




Deuxième année: Italie, S 161

6 Sonetto 123 del Petrarca




Liszt  2 Polonaise mélancolique in C minor from two Polonaises, S 223

recorded in 1950




Hungarian Rhapsodies, S 244


2 in C♯ minor (rec 1947)




2 in C♯ minor (rec live 1952, Moscow)




6 in D major (rec 1947)




10 in E major "Preludio" (rec 1950s)




11 in A minor (rec ca1942)




13 in A minor (rec 1951)




17 in D minor (rec 1958)




18 in F minor (rec 1958)




Schubert Lieder


"Ständchen" (Ginzburg's private collection)




"Ständchen" (rec 1947, Moscow)




"Wohin?"
03:05  "Aufenthalt"
06:34  "Das Wandern"

recorded live in 1952




"Gretchen am Spinrade"
04:42  "Aufenthalt"
08:31  "Erlkönig"

recorded in 1949




"Erlkönig" (rec live 1952)




Alabiev-Liszt  "The Nightingale"

recorded in Moscow in 1947




Liszt-Busoni  Fantasy on themes from Le Nozze di Figaro

recorded in 1945


Part I




Part II




Réminiscences de Norma,  S 394
[ opera fantasy on themes from Mozart's Don Giovanni ]


Part I




Part II




Gounod-Liszt  Waltz from the opera Faust, S 407

recorded in 1953




Réminiscences de Don Juan,  S 418
[ opera fantasy on themes from Mozart's Don Giovanni ]

recorded in 1958




Polonaise from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, S 429

recorded in 1947




Concert Paraphrase on Verdi's Rigoletto, S 434

recorded in 1951










For those of you who enjoy murder mysteries, here is my first with a strong musical polemic as background

Murder in the House of the Muse

which is also available as an audiobook.



And this is the more recently published second mystery in the series:

Murder Follows the Muse



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