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Adolf von Henselt: Piano Works
By Sergio Gallo. By Johann Strauss Sr. (1804-1849), Adolf Henselt (1814-1889), and Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826). Classical. Listening CD. Published by Naxos (NX.GP661).
Item Number: NX.GP661
Bavarian-born Adolf von Henselt was one of a galaxy of star pianist-composers of a similar age that included Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Thalberg. A student o Hummel, Henselt developed a breathtaking, idiosyncratic virtuoso technique but stage fright drew him away from performance an mroe towards composition and then teaching. Sergio Gallo, a steinway artist, specializes in the repertoire of the Romantic period, especially Liszt and his contemporaries, including Schumann, Henselt, Brahms and Chopin. Gallo has made several acclaimed recordings for Eroica and a recent release with Naxos of Liszt's transcriptions of opera by Meyerbeer, which was critically acclaimed by BBC Magazine: "Gallo makes a goo case for Liszt's honouring of the operatic originals.".
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