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Aquiles delle Vigne has reached legendary status as one of the world’s most respected performers and teachers. The last pupil of Claudia Arrau, he has become an important historical link to both Arrau and Georges Cziffra.
Delle Vigne’s career has taken him on 25 tours of Japan, 10 in Australia and extensive concertizing in the far corners of the globe, including venues such as Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Suda Hall in Tokyo and Salle Gaveau in Paris.
As a recording artist his vast discography includes recordings for EMI His Master’s Voice, BMG-RCA Victor, Naxos, BASF Harmonia Mundi, Pavane and EMS, all to exceptional critical claim.
This disc, recorded for the TwoPianists label, features a dazzling display of technical and musical prowess in the Transcendental Etudes by Franz Liszt. The heroic musical vision is boldly provocative, reminding us of the younger, wilder Liszt. Some will be shocked, perhaps even disagree. But there is such a force, such strength to this performance that it makes us look at the Transcendental Etudes and imagine the impact they caused when heard for the first time.
Piano: Aquiles Delle Vigne
Cat. #: TP1039206
Label: TwoPianists Records
Recorded at: EMS Studios in Brussels - March 1994
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