Consolations is pianist Saskia Giorgini‘s second Liszt album. Named after Liszt’s six Consolations, the album also contains the Caprices-Valses, Valse Impromptu, Legendes and the world-famous Liebestraume. The album is exclusively available in Stereo DSD from NativeDSD Music.
These introspective pieces shed light on love in all its forms and manifestations, showing us human nature in all its different aspects, as well as a different side of Liszt’s colorful musical persona. Saskia Giorgini plays a Bösendorfer 280VC piano. The album was recorded at Lisztzentrum Raiding in Austria on November 12-13, 2022
Saskia Giorgini tells us “This album represents another step in my personal journey through the fascinating layers of Liszt‘s creative personality. It is such a joy to spend time with these amazing compositions. Some of them belong to the most beloved and celebrated repertoire by Liszt. Dealing with well-known repertoire, finding one‘s way through it, looking for its essence, is a very special pleasure.
Having heard a piece many times, performed by illustrious and great artists, finding a personal voice is not always easy. It is a job that requires particular attention and an introspective search that often happens far from the piano itself. A never-ending process of (self)discovery. Any beauty revealed, or any doubt (these are equally important and powerful companions in a musician’s life) will appear in the music we play and make it somehow closer to the Truth.
The goal is to turn the instrument, the piano, into something else, to turn the sound into dreams, into hopes, into nostalgic memories, into pure excitement. Liszt showed us human nature in all its different aspects. This album is about universal experiences: heartache, hope, happiness, and exaltation. Some of the most beautiful pieces of the repertoire, they show us a way of dealing with the trials and doubts of life.”
Saskia Giorgini is one of the most promising pianists of her generation, has won several competitions and is hailed for her technical command and the beauty and poetry of her sound. BBC Music Magazine praised her “formidable technical ability, matched by the architectural sense, harmonic sensibility and coloristic range“, and Gramophone lauded her “masterful authority“.
Saskia Giorgini, Piano
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Total time: 01:22:49
Saskia Giorgini & Kasper van Kooten (Pentatone)
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Saskia Giorgini plays a Bösendorfer 280VC
This album was recorded at Lisztzentrum Raiding, Austria on November 12-13, 2022
|Release Date||June 9, 2023|
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