THE FOURTEEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS
A GEM OF DEVOUT DEVOTION by Franz Liszt
CHURCH OF THE HOLY GHOST CHOIR and SOLOISTS
Richard Robertson, Conductor - Mary Kay Kapustka, Piano
Review from MUSIC WEB United Kingdom states:
"A capable recording of VIA CRUCIS is always good news...an intensely heart felt document. The piano accompaniment is vived, solid, and passionately played....The solo voices show emotional commitment and sing clearly and with musicianship...in keeping with the passion of their declamation. The recording venue acoustic is sufficient to convey a religious atmosphere and surround the performers with a soft halo but leave every musical detail clear and unblurred.
This is a Very Welcome Addition to the Liszt Discography."
This masterpiece of Expressionism was rejected for publication during Liszt's lifetime. It was first performed in 1929 in Budapest on Good Friday. It was first published in 1936. It remains as one of Liszt's lesser known works, an example of Liszt knowing he was composing for future generations: "throwing his lance far into the future not knowing where it would land." That lance certainly found a landing place in this exceptional recording.
This Ancient Devotion Truly Relates to 21st Century Sensibilities