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Great Performances: Valentina Lisitsa plays Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2



Valentina Lisitsa plays Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.

Recorded live on May 22th, 2010 in Leiden, Holland
by von Aichberger & Roenneke GmbH
Michael von Aichberger
Dominik Roenneke
Florian Breuer
Michael Hohnstock
Thanks to Alexei Kuznetsoff
and
Cum Laude Concerten, Leiden
Michiel van Westering

 

English: Pianist Valentina Lisitsa during an i...

English: Pianist Valentina Lisitsa during an interview in Leiden, Netherlands Deutsch: Pianistin Valentina Lisitsa während eines Interviews in Leiden, Holland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

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Leonid Kogan plays Brahms Hungarian Dance, no.1



Leonid Kogan (1924-1982), the great Russian violinist.

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Hungarian Dance (trans. Joseph Joachim)
no.1 in G minor

Andrei Mytnik, piano
Recorded in 1951-1955

 

Bartók: Hungarian Sketches (Reiner / Chicago Symphony)



Bartók: Hungarian Sketches
0:00 I. An Evening in the Village
2:45 II. Bear Dance
4:27 III. Melody
6:32 IV. Slightly Tipsy
8:51 V. Swineherd’s Dance
Reiner / Chicago Symphony

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: GERTRUDE OF MERANIA KILLED BY DISCONTENTED HUNGARIAN NOBLES (1213)


Gertrude of Merania Killed by Discontented Hungarian Nobles (1213)

The first wife of Andrew II of Hungary, Gertrude played an active role in the political machinations of his early reign. She used her influence to advance her German relatives at court and gifted Hungarian lands to them, angering the Hungarian nobility and inciting them to action. While her husband was off on a military campaign, Gertrude was murdered by a group of discontented nobles. The unsavory affair served as the inspiration for what Hungarian composer’s famous opera, Bánk bánMore… Discuss

 

Divine Musical Moment: Valentina Lisitsa plays Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2



Valentina Lisitsa plays Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.

Recorded live on May 22th, 2010 in Leiden, Holland
by von Aichberger & Roenneke GmbH
Michael von Aichberger
Dominik Roenneke
Florian Breuer
Michael Hohnstock
Thanks to Alexei Kuznetsoff
and
Cum Laude Concerten, Leiden
Michiel van Westering