Thank you very much to Trottar whose Vol. 2 accompains well my Vol. 1
Let’s get something straight in the beginning: Jorge Bolet is an apotheosis of ANTI-virtuoso approach to the music of Franz Liszt. That is precisely why he is the pianist who – with the obvious exception of Leslie Howard of course – has probably done most to raise Liszt’s reputation as a truly great composer, far removed from the once popular notion of meretricious dilettante. So if you like Liszt for virtuosity’s sake only, you may just as well skip this. Why Jorge Bolet stayed out of the spotlights for so long before taking up his -glorious- career? It was his devotion to Liszt. By then, in the 1950s, Liszt was still regarded as a B-composer (There are still people who tend to think so: I read someone who called Liszt `the father of all bar pianists’. Now, if you know a worse offence…). Only after Liszt’s reputation had increased, Bolet could enter his `Indian summer’, which lasted from about 1975 until his passing away in 1990. During this period, he was finally able to perform his favourite music as much as possible….
Composer: Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert
Performer: Jorge Bolet
Number of Discs: 2
DR-Analysis: DR 15/14
Size: 3.76 GB