Liszt’s Les Préludes in New Recording

Liszt’s Les Préludes in New Recording

Those of you who follow my transcriptions of major works may remember that I have restored two versions of Liszt’s popular orchestral tone poem. One is by the blind violinist and organist, Edwin Grasse, and this one by Edwin Arthur Kraft. They both present good transcription ideas and are different enough that I wanted to restore both.

Kees Alblas was kind enough to share his recording from a concert he gave in July 2018  in the Augustian Church in Dordrecht, Netherlands. He played the II/21 stop Maarschalkerweerd organ (1899) which is a fine instrument, though a bit smaller than most used with this difficult transcription. Bravo!


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