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 now releases this 3rd album to comemorate the anniversary of Franz Liszt’s 200th Birthday, it includes three of Liszt’s symphonic poems, played on original instruments of the 19th Century. These three symphonic poems "Hunnenschlacht“, “Mazeppa” and “Hungaria” were brilliantly interpreted by the Vienna Academy Orchestra.
Due to the complex production processes and the use of original instruments, a very authentic sound has been created and 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 conduction of Martin Haselböck from 2011 to 2012 in seven concerts. The first album of the series was awarded with the Pasticcio award of the Austrian Radio Ö1 and the "Grand Prix du Disque“ of the Hungarian Liszt Society.