Music lovers already know that Franz Liszt’s orchestral works are at least as popular as his world famous piano compositions.
The first album from the series “The Sound of Weimar” was praised by the press as “one of the most fascinating recordings of the anniversary year 2011” (Concerti), “a stunning recording” (Klassik Heute) and “uncompromising and intoxicating” (Stereoplay).
The internationally renowned Austrian conductor Martin Haselböck releases this album to celebrate Franz Liszt’s 200th Birthday, including three of Liszt’s symphonic poems, played on original instruments of the 19th Century.
These three symphonic poems “Les Préludes”, “Orpheus” and “Ce qu‘on entend sur la montagne” have been brilliantly interpreted here by the Vienna Academy Orchestra. Due to the complex production processes and the use of original instruments, a very authentic sound has been created. Thus the listener is able to immerse himself more easily into the period of the 19th Century and the expectations of this composition have been met.
In addition to this release, the orchestral project “The Sound of Weimar” includes all orchestral works of Franz Liszt in the original orchestration of the live premieres in Weimar at Austrian Liszt Raiding center and it will be played under the baton of Martin Haselböck from 2011 to 2012 in seven concerts.