Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor; Paganini Etudes; Mephisto Waltz No. 1 etc

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COMPOSERS: Liszt
LABELS: EMI
WORKS: Piano Sonata in B minor; Paganini Etudes; Mephisto Waltz No. 1 etc
PERFORMER: Agustin Anievas (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: 235 7332 Reissue (1972)

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Anievas’s way with the Sonata emphasises moment-to-moment happenings (often beautifully) rather than overall design, and his Mephisto lacks devilry. Much more convincing are the Paganini Studies, including a roguish and scintillating ‘La Campanella’. Malcolm Hayes