Franz Liszt: The Great Romantic.
Vakhtang Jordania (In Georgian: ვახტანგ ჟორდანია) (born 9 December 1943, Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union – died 4 October 2005 Broadway, Virginia, United States) was a Georgian conductor. Vakhtang Jordania (In Georgian: ვახტანგ ჟორდანია) (born 9 December 1943, Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union – died 4 October 2005 Broadway, Virginia, United States) was a Georgian conductor. Born in the Soviet Republic of Georgia on Dec. 9, 1943, Maestro Jordania studied piano from the age of five. After graduating from the Tbilisi Conservatory, he studied symphonic and operatic conducting at the Leningrad Conservatory, graduating with honors. A top prize at the 1971 Herbert von Karajan Competition catapulted him to the highest circle of Soviet artistry.
Liszt, "the Great Romantic", had such contrasting sides to his musical personality that some people have thought they amounted to a form of schizophrenia. Those who try to compromise can end up with performances that fall between two stools. I feel this is the case with, for example, Bernard Haitink whose recording of Les Préludes sounds surprisingly bland. Leonard Bernstein, as you might expect, goes for glittering panache whereas with Karajan we get blended beauty in the slow romantic passages. The Soviet-born conductor, Vakhtang Jordania, definitely goes for the macho approach at the expense of brooding romanticism.
Conductor – Vakhtang Jordania. Design – The Optima Graphix Group. Liner Notes – Kenneth LaFave. Mastered By – David Nichols (7). Orchestra – The Kharkov Philharmonic. Producer – Solaris Recording. Recorded By – Nikolai Yudakov. Recorded January 3, 1998.
Great Romantic Classics. Franz Liszt (Composer), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (Composer), Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer), Johannes Brahms (Composer), Franz Schubert (Composer), Sergey Rachmaninov (Composer), Richard Wagner (Composer), Giacomo Puccini (Composer), Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky (Composer), Janos Sandor (Conductor), Helmut Winschermann (Conductor), Kurt Sanderling (Conductor), Jean-Pierre Wallez (Conductor), György Lehel (Conductor), Andras Mihaly (Conductor), Laurence Gordon Siegel (Conductor), Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra), Berlin Symphony.
|1||Les Préludes, symphonic poem for piano, S. 511a||Vakhtang Jordania||15:06|
|2||Hungarian Rhapsody, for orchestra No. 2 in C sharp minor, S. 359/2 (LW G21/2)||Vakhtang Jordania||10:25|
|3||Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S. 124 (LW H4)||Vakhtang Jordania||19:23|
|4||Tasso: Lamento e Trionfo, symphonic poem for orchestra (4 versions), S. 96 (LW G2)||Vakhtang Jordania||19:42|
CreditsTamara Brill - Engineer
Hooshik Hwang - Piano
Vakhtang Jordania - Conductor, Primary Artist
Hyon Krak - Cover Art, Liner Notes
Ruslana Oreshnikova - Engineer
Vitaly Panchenko - Producer
Dana Paul Perna - Mastering, Post Production Director
Russian Federal Orchestra - Orchestra
Michael Zacharski - Graphic Design