Wagner: Transcriptions for solo piano by August Stradal, Volume One

The Czech-born pianist and writer August Stradal (1860-1930) — a student of Bruckner and disciple of Liszt — was one of the more prolific transcribers of the nineteenth and earlier twentieth centuries, producing a vast quantity of piano music, including Liszt's orchestral works, most of the Bruckner symphonies, a good deal of the Baroque (not least a huge amount of Bach) and much more, most of it phenomenally difficult to play. This series of recordings presents his Wagner transcriptions, cast in the best barnstorming virtuoso tradition.

Juan Guillermo Vizcarra, piano


Catalogue No: TOCC0151
EAN/UPC: 5060113441515
Release Date: 04.03.2013
Composer: August Stradal, Richard Wagner
Artists: Juan Guillermo Vizcarra

Listen To This Recording:

    Die Walküre

  1. ‘Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond’ (Siegmund’s Love-Song)
  2. Der Ritt der Walküren (The Ride of the Valkyries)
  3. Schluss des letzten Aufzuges (End of the last Act)
  4. Siegfried: Waldweben (Forest Murmurs)
  5. Götterdämmerung

  6. Rheinfahrt aus dem Vorspiel (Rhine Journey)
  7. Trauermusik aus dem letzten Aufzug (Siegfried’s Funeral March)
  8. Wesendonck Lieder

  9. No. 1 ‘Der Engel’
  10. No. 2 ‘Stehe still!’
  11. No. 3 ‘Im Treibhaus’
  12. No. 4 ‘Schmerzen’
  13. No. 5 ‘Träume’

1 review for Wagner: Transcriptions for solo piano by August Stradal, Volume One

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    “[Götterdämmerung]: …the Funeral March is the conventional concert excerpt, inventively arranged and impressively played here. …[Vizcarra] gives a sensitive and perceptive reading of the cycle as a whole.” The Wagner Journal

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