Album: Liszt, Symphonic Poems Vol 5 – Noseda/BBC Phil, (Chandos)

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The fifth volume in Gianandrea Noseda's authoritative Liszt cycle with the BBC Philharmonic, this is also the most technically and interpretively exacting programme.

Textural precision is foremost in "Deux Légendes", with an exhilarating wash of brass, low woodwind and frenzied strings in "St François de Paule marchant sur les flots". Most impressive, however, is Noseda's navigation of the bombastic colourations of "Eine Symphonie zu Dantes Divina Commedia".