LISZT, THE ESSENTIAL ORGAN WORKS
PETER KING Klais organ, Bath Abbey
3 CD SET
This 3 CD set contains all of the major original organ works of Liszt, together with a selection of virtuoso arrangements and transcriptions of Liszt’s orchestral and piano works by Camille Saint-Saëns, Max Reger, Edwin Lemare, Nicolas Kynaston, and Peter King.
"Peter King revels in every note and the Klais organ of Bath Abbey is a stupendous vehicle for this repertoire. The performances are compelling, with the musical maturity – not to mention virtuosity – that Liszt’s music demands."
Church Music Quarterly June 2013
"He is a virtuoso of world class... I'm astonished at his bravura; nothing fazes him... and he plays with such élan, and with such passion, such commitment..."
CD Review (BBC Radio 3)
"It is realistically captured in magnificent sound by Gary Cole whose Wolverhampton -based Regent label is steadily building up an impressive choral and organ catalogue....I doubt if there will be an organ contirbution to the Liszt bicentennial which can better this."
Gramophone July 2011
CD 1 (63:36)
Prelude and Fugue on BACH (13:24)
Funérailles – trans Nicolas Kynaston (12:14)
Consolation IV (Adagio) in D flat (3:24)
Legend of St Francis of Assisi preaching to the birds – trans Camille Saint-Saëns (11:09)
Legend of St Francis of Paula walking on the waves – trans Max Reger (11:50)
CD 2 (50:21)
Chapelle de Guillaume Tell – trans Peter King (6:37)
Sposalizio – trans Edwin Lemare (8:25)
Il Penseroso – trans Peter King (4:27)
Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa – trans Peter King (3:24)
Consolation VI (Tröstung) in E (2:40)
Variations on Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen (16:28)
CD 3 (54:06)
Ave Maria von Arcadelt (6:07)
Evocation à la Chapelle Sixtine (13:50)
Fantasia and Fugue on Ad nos, ad salutarem undam (30:56)
Total playing time: 168:03