Christopher Taylor | Etudes d' execution transcendante

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Etudes d' execution transcendante

by Christopher Taylor

Piano, Classical, TWELVE TRANSCENDENTAL ETUDES, Special $5 sale in honor of Franz Liszt's 200 B-Day FRANZ LISZT-composer, Christopher Taylor-pianist
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1. Preludio
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2. Molto vivace
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3. Paysage (Landscape)
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5:29 $0.99
4. Mazeppa
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8:48 $0.99
5. Feux Follets (Will-o'-the-wisps)
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6. Vision
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7. Erocia
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8. Wilde Jagd (Wild Hunt)
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9. Ricordanza (Remembrance)
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10. Allegro agitato molto
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11. Harmonies du Soir (Evening Harmonies)
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12. Chasse-neige (Snow Squall)
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Album Notes
Christopher Taylor's approach to these etudes makes it clear why Liszt referred to them as "TRANSCENDENTAL"

1990 - First Prize - William Kapell International Piano Competion
One of first recipients of Irving Gilmore Young Artists' Award
1992 - Graduates from Harvard University, summa cum laude, with a degree in Mathematics
1993 - Bronze Medal - Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
2004 - A Decade plus of Concertizing around the Globe
"In his still developing combination of intellect, adventurousness, brawn, and open feeling, he has emerged as the leading American Pianist of his generation." Boston Globe

"There was fancy, beauty, tenderness and white-hot energy in his astonishing achievement."New York Times

"This young man is not merely a rising star - he is a rising comet." Sarasota Herald Tribune

Etudes d'execution transcendante

Liszt understood the appeal of virousity, and it was rare for him not to impose great demands on the pianist. In these Etudes, equal weight is given to musicality as to technique. Within these Twelve Etudes there is such a variety of musical expression, it can be said there is truly something for everyone's varied sensibilities. The range of Liszt's expressions is captured by Christopher's unique ability to reveal these expressions through his phenomenal interpretation of these astounding pieces.


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JJ Kane

This album has left me speechless, it is beautiful,passionate,delicate, and romantic. It felt like the soundtrack to my life .Thank you

Peter Cook

Wonderful performances. He really understands this music.
I have heard many performances of the transcendental studies of Liszt, and it would be easy to think that all has been said. But this performance was as though listening to them for the first time. Very intelligent, well thought out performances, and a technique that takes everything in it's stride. In short. First class. Thank you for these performances.


Phenomenal Playing!
A totally phenomenal performance. His playing is utterly sensitive, and truly musical. Wonderful all around! Five Stars!!!


I rather enjoyed it.
I know absolutely nothing about classical piano or Liszt. I happen to read about Liszt briefly at a message board I frequent and decided to find a CD with his work. After googling and searching I found this CD. Wallah, I rather enjoyed it. Complicated voicings played delicately.



I love the quality of this CD ! Especially when Christ play PAYSAGE. That's truly wonderful !!! He play it gorgeously, tenderly, and lovely as Jorge Bollet, Leslie Howard, and Dinu Lipati. SIDIK, SEMARANG, JAVA, INDONESIA.