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MARK HAMBOURG PLAYS CHOPIN AND LISZT



On this page, Mark Hambourg plays Chopin and Liszt.  His Chopin is often miraculous.  I begin with the Berceuse because I cannot imagine this piece, a piece I adore, being played more beautifully.  But I urge you to listen to all of the works by Chopin on this page.  The Nocturnes and the Ballades in particular which I find eye opening.  It is as though Chopin were whispering in his ear, "Try it this way."

Hambourg's performances of "La Campanella" and the 2nd rhapsody (1926) are inspiring, and there are stunning passages in the other Rhapsodies.  But I do not have the feeling that his connection with Liszt is quite on the same plane.



Chopin  Berceuse in D major, Op 57

recorded in 1929




Chopin  Étude in G major, Op 10~5




Chopin  Nocturnes


2 in E major, Op 9~2 (rec 1927)



5 in F major, Op 15~2 (rec 1926)



12 in G major, Op 37~2 (rec 1933)



15 in F minor, Op 55~1 (rec 1930)



18 in E major, Op 62~2 (rec 1927)




Chopin  Prelude in D major, Op 28~15 "Raindrop"

recorded in 1930




Chopin  Ballades


1 in G minor, Op 23 (rec 1928)



3 in A major, Op 47  (rec 1931)




Chopin  Polonaises


3 in A major, Op 40~1 "Military" (rec ca1940)



9 in B major, Op 71~2




Chopin  Waltz in A major, Op 42




Paganini-Liszt-Busoni  "La Campanella"

recorded in 1928




Mendelssohn-Liszt  "Auf Flügeln des Gesanges" (On Wings of Song)

recorded in 1927




Liszt  Liebestraume 3 in A major




Liszt  Hungarian Rhapsodies


1 in C minor (rec 1934)



2 in E major (rec 1926)
07:58 ➢ 2 in E major (rec 1932)



3 in B major (rec 1934)
04:134 in E major (rec 1932)
08:435 in E minor "Héroïde-élégiaque" (rec 1934)



6 in D major (rec 1934)



7 in D minor (rec 1935)
04:43 ➢ 8 in F minor (rec 1927)



9 in E major "Pesther Carneval" (rec 1932)
09:31 ➢ 11 in A minor (rec 1927)



10 in E major "Preludio"



12 in C minor



13 in A minor
07:30Rakoczy March



14 in F minor




Liszt  Concerto Pathétique

recorded in 1934


(beginning)



(continuation)



(conclusion)










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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