Franz Liszt: The Power of Music


Philip Langridge (tenor), John Constable (piano)

DKPCD 9162 – 053068916226

Rarely recorded and seldom performed in the concert hall, Philip Langridge unearths a forgotten corner of Liszt’s oeuvre – the songs which he wrote throughout his life and which range from austere miniatures to grandiose affairs conceived on a large scale. He is sensitively accompanied by John Constable.

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Ihr Glocken von Marling
Am Rhein, in schönen Ströme (two versions)
Bist du!
Vergiftet sind meine Lieder
Freudvoll und leidvoll
(3) Songs from Wilhelm Tell
(Die) Drei Zigeuner
(Der) Glückliche
Kling leise, mein Lied
(Die) Macht der Musik
Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen ass
Ich möchte hingehn
(Die) Vätergruft
Ich scheide
Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh


  1. admin

    ‘Liszt’s songs, a much under-rated part of his output, find a most sympathetic interpreter in Philip Langridge. He has the intelligence and poetic sensibility to appreciate their very varied nature, and indeed without such qualities no singer is likely to make very much of them……..Theirs is a sensitive partnership, and Constable is scrupulous in judging when the piano is supportive, when almost contradictory, when independent, when the soloist.’
    Gramophone, November 2016

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