Wagner Without Words Llŷr Williams

Album info

Album-Release:
2014

HRA-Release:
03.08.2018

Label: Signum Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Instrumental

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  • Franz Liszt (1811-1886):
  • 1Wagner - 2 Stucke aus Tannhauser und Lohengrin, S445/R278: No. 1. Einzug der Gaste auf Wartburg10:39
  • Richard Wagner (1813-1883):
  • 2Fantasia in F-Sharp Minor26:01
  • Franz Liszt:
  • 3Wagner - Spinnerlied aus dem Fliegenden Holländer, S440/R27306:30
  • Richard Wagner:
  • 4Albumblatt für Ernst Benedikt Kietz "Lied ohne Worte": Albumblatt in E Major01:50
  • Franz Liszt:
  • 5Wagner - 2 Stucke aus Tannhauser und Lohengrin, S445/R278: No. 2. Elsas Brautzug zum Munster09:07
  • Richard Wagner:
  • 6Zuricher Vielliebchen-Walzer in E-Flat Major01:09
  • 7Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods): Prologue: Siegfrieds Rheinfahrt (Siegfried's Rhine Journey) (arr. G. Gould and L. Williams for piano 4 hands)13:22
  • Franz Liszt:
  • 8Isoldes Liebestod, S. 447 (After R. Wagner): Wagner - Isoldes Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, S447/R28007:51
  • Richard Wagner:
  • 9Parsifal, Act I: Verwandlungsmusik - Act II: Komm'! Komm'! Holder Knabe! - Act III: Karfreitagszauber (arr. L. Williams for piano): Transformation Music08:35
  • 10Parsifal, Act I: Verwandlungsmusik - Act II: Komm'! Komm'! Holder Knabe! - Act III: Karfreitagszauber (arr. L. Williams for piano): Parsifal and the Flower Maidens06:22
  • 11Parsifal, Act I: Verwandlungsmusik - Act II: Komm'! Komm'! Holder Knabe! - Act III: Karfreitagszauber (arr. L. Williams for piano): Good Friday Music06:25
  • 12Albumblatt in C Major, "In das Album der Furstin Metternich"02:55
  • Franz Liszt:
  • 13Wagner - Phantasiestuck uber Motive aus Rienzi Santo Spirito cavaliere, S439/R27209:35
  • Richard Wagner:
  • 14Sonate fur das album von Frau M.W. (Sonata for Mathilde Wesendonck)12:47
  • Franz Liszt:
  • 15Wagner - Walhall aus der Ring des Nibelungen, S449/R28205:47
  • Richard Wagner:
  • 16Albumblatt in E-Flat Major04:29
  • 17Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg): Act I: Prelude (arr. G. Gould and L. Williams for piano)09:14
  • Total Runtime02:22:38

Info for Wagner Without Words



Featuring insightful arrangements of Richard Wagner’s operas by Franz Liszt and Glenn Gould (as well as Williams’ own arrangement of music from Parsifal), at the centre of the programme is a selection of Wagner’s own piano pieces – many of which were written earlier in his compositional career, hinting at the grand operatic masterworks which were yet to come.

"It’s technically superb; WiIliams is equal to the toughest challenges that Liszt presents, but always puts Wagner first …the colours WiIliams creates from the keyboard in Siegfried’s Rhine Journey and the Parsifal suite are radiant and entrancing." (The Guardian)

"The Welsh virtuoso’s idea of juxtaposing a selection of Wagner’s uneven piano works with transcriptions is pianophile catnip … An uplifting disc." (The Sunday Times)

"… a varied and rewarding programme enriched by Williams’s velvet touch, meticulous voicing, attention to detail and judiciously graded dynamics." (Gramophone)

"A highly stimulating album." (Northern Echo)

Llyr Williams, piano

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