Discography of Liszt's Douze études d'exécution transcendante

The list is cronological with respect to date of recording. I welcome any additions or corrections.

Discography of incomplete recordings and important recordings of a single étude is found here.
Concertography of performances of the complete set is found here.

Many thanks to Yuan Huang for suggesting numerous additions and corrections to earlier versions of this discography and for continuing support and input.
Many thanks also to curator Donald Manildi, International Piano Archives at Maryland (IPAM) for providing and confirming many details. Thanks also to
Farhan Malik and Joe Patrych.

"Imagine yourself, an aesthete, seated in a candlelit salon circa 1838. You are familiar with the works of Rossini, Mozart, Meyerbeer, some Beethoven;
Berlioz appalls you, Paganini frightens you, but Chopin, ah, there was a fine composer. You have never heard Der Ring des Nibelungen and have no
knowledge of phonographs or Freud. Out walks a tall, slender, very handsome figure. He is about to play an entire recital alone, without other musicians,
and most astoundingly, from memory. No one has dared these things before. The stranger seats himself at the piano and you wonder if his "Grand Etudes"
will be anything like those nasty exercises by Moscheles, Hummel, Clementi...." (Janice Weber)

"I have not seen any musician in whom musical feeling ran, as in Liszt, into the very tips of the fingers and there streamed out immediately." (Mendelssohn)

"The remembrance of Liszt's playing consoles me for no longer being young." (Saint-Saëns)

Year Date Pianist Cover Label Reference Comments
2020 24 April Maxim Lando n/a YouTube Non-commercial live video recording at Maxim Lando's
house, Long Island, USA.

The video is a recording of a streamed performance of
the program scheduled for the 2020 Gilmore Festival.
Lando is the recipient of the 2020 Gilmore Young Artist
Award.
2020 1 March Théo Ranganathan n/a YouTube Non-commercial live recording at Aula Nova of
Academy of Music, Poznan, Poland.
2020 5 February Eunhye Anna Hong n/a YouTube Non-commercial live video recording, South Korea.

Date is YouTube publication date.
2019 20 April Dmitry Yudin n/a YouTube Non-commercial live video recording at Saratov
Conservatory, Russia.
2019 13 March Dmitry Yudin n/a YouTube Non-commercial live video recording at Organ Hall
of Gnessin School of Music, Moscow, Russia.
2019 23 February Corbin Beisner n/a YouTube Non-commercial live video recording at Schmiedenhof
Zunftsaal, Basel, Switzerland.
2019 14 January Pavel Artemiev n/a YouTube Mazeppa, S.138

Non-commercial live video recording.

Date is YouTube publication date.
2018 n/a Andrés Maupoint n/a YouTube

Nos. 1-4, 5-8, 9-12
Non-commercial recording.

Year of recording stated in notes to recording of nos. 9-12.
2018 27, 28, 30 December Amir Katz Orfeo C 990202 Besides S.139 the 2-CD set includes the Grandes Études
de Paganini S.141, Ab Irato S.143, Trois Études de concert
S.144 and Zwei Konzertetüden S.145, i.e. the complete 24
Liszt études in their final versions.
2018 28-30 August Sheng Cai ATMA Classique ACD 22783
2018 July Gwhyneth Chen Chimei Museum 4 712918 045726
2018 Summer Mordecai Shehori Cembal d'amour CD 191
2018 Summer Mordecai Shehori Cembal d'amour CD 191 1826 version
Étude en douze exercices, S.136
2018 25-27 June Boris Giltburg Naxos 8.573981
2018 16 June Boris Giltburg n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Liszt Festival,
Raiding, Austria.
2018 6 April Bertand Chamayou n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Théâtre des
Champs-Élysées, Paris, France.
2018 2, 3 February Andrey Gugnin Piano Classics PCL10158
2018 20-23 January Konstantin Scherbakov Steinway & Sons 30098 Liszt's S.139 is paired with Lyapunov's Douze
études d'exécution transcendante op. 11, which
completes the cycle of the 24 major and minor
keys that Liszt had intended but never realised.

Scherbakov's second recording of Lyapunov; the
first is Marco Polo 8.223491, recorded July 1992.
2018 20 January Sheng Cai n/a YouTube Non-commercial live video recording at Hiway
Pentecostal Church, Barrie, Canada.
2017 August Kuan-Ting Lin HOVE XZ001
2017 10 August Dinara Klinton n/a YouTube Non-commercial live video recording at 72nd Chopin
Festival, Duszniki-Zdrój, Poland.
2017 10 March John Khouri CD Baby n/a 1826 version
Étude en douze exercices, S.136

Khouri performs on a German grand from c1820.
2017 2 or 3 March Nikita Volov n/a YouTube

Part 1, part 2
Non-commercial live video recording at Yaroslavl College
of Music named after L.V. Sobinova, Russia.

The cut between part 1 and 2 is in étude no. 8 Wilde Jagd.
2017 11 January Andrey Gugnin n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Great Hall of Lithuanian
National Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2016 3 November Minkyu Kim n/a YouTube Non-commercial live video recording at Concert Hall of
National University Art Center, Seoul, South Korea.
2016 August Randall Harlow, organ Pro Organo CD 7278 Harlow's transcription for organ.

Performed on the 1927 Casavant organ at St. Andrew's
Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, Minnesota, USA.
2016 24 July Mūza Rubackytė n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Salle Pasteur,
Montpellier, France.
2016 22 April Marianna Kapsetaki n/a YouTube Non-commercial live video recording at Parnassos
Concert Hall, Athens, Greece.

Performed at round three at the 3rd Alkan-Zimmerman
International Piano Competition. The competition was
held between 19-23 April; probably this performance
was on 22 April. Kapsetaki was awarded third price.
2016 March Simone Jennarelli CD Baby /
SmartCgArt
FLAC/MP3
download
190394489854
1837 version
Douze Grandes études, S.137
2015 December Kirill Gerstein Myrios MYR019
2015 16 December Andrey Gugnin n/a YouTube Non-commercial live video recording at Great Hall of
Kostroma Philharmonic, Russia.
2015 6 December Andrey Gugnin n/a YouTube Non-commercial live video recording at Pavel Slobodkin
Theatre and Concert Centre, Moscow, Russia.
2015 September Daniil Trifonov Deutsche
Grammophon
00289 479 5529 Besides S.139 the 2-CD set includes the Grandes Études
de Paganini S.141, Trois Études de concert S.144 and
Zwei Konzertetüden S.145.
2015 June-September Jean-Jacques Schmid Moniton n/a Recorded at four sessions between June and
September 2015.

Thanks to the pianist for this information.
2015 27 August Tuomas Kyyhkynen n/a YouTube Non-commercial live video recording at Camerata Hall,
Helsinki Music Centre, Helsinki, Finland.
2015 17 August Kirill Gerstein n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at City Recital Hall,
Sydney, Australia.
2015 4 August Amaral Vieira n/a YouTube 1826 version
Étude en douze exercices, S.136

Non-commercial studio recording

Date is YouTube publication date
2015 25 July Daniil Trifonov n/a YouTube Non-commercial live video recording at Verbier Festival,
Switzerland.
2015 9-12 June Wenbin Jin Naxos 8.573709 1837 version
Douze grandes études, S.137
2015 2-4 June Dinara Klinton Genuin 16409 Earlier Klinton interpretation of étude no. 5, Feux follets,
is found on Delos DE1041, recorded April 2006 at age 16.
2015 28 May - 4 June Daniel Wayenberg Lyrinx LYR 2297 Recorded at age 85.
2015 April Simone Jennarelli CD Baby /
SmartCgArt
FLAC/MP3
download
889211571390
2015 17 April David Ezra Okonşar LMO-Records 2015-04-19 Date is publication date. Recorded 1-2 months earlier.

Thanks to the pianist for this information.

Available as CD and DVD.
2014 19-23 December Sebastian Di Bin Centaur CRC 3479
2014 9 December Daniil Trifonov n/a Medici Non-commercial live video recording at Carnegie Hall,
New York City, USA.
2014 17-21 November Claude Kahn Epidaure EPI 10059
2014 8 November Daniil Trifonov n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Théâtre des
Champs-Élysées, Paris, France.
2014 7 November Daniil Trifonov n/a YouTube Non-commercial live video recording at Auditorum
Maurice Ravel, Lyon, France.
2014 7 November
30 Sep - 2 Oct
József Balog Hungaroton HCD 32736
2014 October Simone Jennarelli CD Baby /
SmartCgArt
FLAC/MP3
download
889211196166
1826 version
Étude en douze exercices, S.136
2014 22 October Gergely Bogányi n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Béla Bartók
National Concert Hall, Budapest, Hungary.
2013 n/a Wolfgang Weller n/a YouTube 1826 version
Étude en douze exercices, S.136

Non-commercial studio recording.
2013 15 December Nada Loutfi n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Clifton Center,
Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
2013 1-3 August Barbara Nissman Three Oranges
Recordings
3OR-22
2013 5-8 July Jean Muller JCH-Productions JCH 2014/01 Earlier Muller interpretation of étude no. 11, Harmonies
du soir, is found on Fondamenta FON0901003, recorded
July 2008.
2013
2008
3 June
n/a
Vadym Kholodenko Harmonia Mundi HMU907605 Live recording from the semifinals at the 2013 Van
Cliburn competition where Kholodenko was gold medalist.
Étude no. 9, however, is a 2008 Moscow studio recording.

A DVD of the semifinal's eleven études was published by
the Cliburn organisation.
2013 30 March Sejin Yoon n/a YouTube 1826 version
Étude en douze exercices, S.136

Non-commercial live video recording at Kumho Art Hall,
Seoul, South Korea.
2013 January Victor Krasovskiy n/a YouTube Non-commercial live video recording at Kiev's Music
School, Kiev, Ukraine.
2012 July Digital realisation CD Baby /
SmartCgArt
FLAC/MP3
download
700261809014
1837 version
Douze Grandes études, S.137

Digital realisation by Simone Jennarelli/SmartCgArt.

Musicological edition based on a philological
interpretation. Date is publication date.
2012 25 April Denis Kuzhukhin n/a n/a Non-commercial live video recording at Auditorium
du Louvre, Paris, France.
2011 6 November Midori Arima n/a YouTube Non-commercial live video recording at Sonorium,
Suginami City, Tokyo, Japan.
2011 22 October Zhihua Jiang n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Xi'an Concert Hall,
China.
2011 16 October Midori Arima n/a YouTube Non-commercial live video recording at Hyogo Performing
Arts Center, Nishinomiya, Japan.
2011 12 October Mélodie Zhao n/a YouTube Non-commercial live video recording at Victoria Hall,
Geneva, Switzerland.
2011 8 October Diego Suárez Cougar Classics CC 1005 Live recording at Recital Hall of College of Charleston,
South Carolina, USA.
2011 7 October Boris Berezovsky n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Opera City Recital
Hall, Tokyo, Japan.

Full concert program listed here.
2011 6 October Csaba Király n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Marble Hall,
Hungarian Radio, Budapest, Hungary.

Thanks to the pianist for the venue information.
2011 24 September Gwhyneth Chen n/a YouTube Non-commercial live video recording at National
Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan.
2011 13 September Michael Kieran Harvey n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Ian Hanger
Recital Hall, Brisbane, Australia.
2011 July Chong Park Ruby's Polka
Warner Music Korea
VDCD-6356
2011 2 July Boris Berezovsky n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Thüringen Festival,
Eisenach, Germany.
2011 27 May Dmytro Sukhovienko Amiata Emozioni ae 1061 Live recording at Salle Paderewski, Lausanne,
Switzerland.
2011 22-25 May Mélodie Zhao Claves CD 50-1110
2011 April Idil Biret IBA 8.571287 1837 version
Douze Grandes études, S.137
2011 April Idil Biret IBA 8.571286 1826 version
Étude en douze exercices, S.136
2011 15 February Boris Berezovsky n/a YouTube Non-commercial live recording at Great Hall of Calouste
Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.

As at his 2009 Moscow performance, extremely fast
tempi are applied. Feux follets, for instance, is executed
in only 3:04.
2010 17 July Boris Berezovsky n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Montpellier Festival,
France.

Full concert program listed here.
2010 1-3 June Mariangela Vacatello Brilliant Classics 94250
2010 27 May Maurizio Baglini n/a YouTube

No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Non-commercial live video recording at Salle Gaveau,
Paris, France.
2010 19-22 January Maurizio Baglini Decca 476 3882 Baglini also includes the 1837 version of nos. 4 and 5.
2010 4-6 January Vesselin Stanev RCA Red Seal 88697 65844 2
2009 22 October Gergely Bogányi n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Béla Bartók
National Concert Hall, Budapest, Hungary.
2009 29 August Stefania Passamonte Master Chord
Records
1003 Live recording of private concert at Master Chord
Studio, London, England.

Thanks to Sean Rainey for this information.
2009 June Nansong Huang Beijing Global
Audio-Visual
Publishing House
ISBN number:
978-7-88072-483-7
Published June 2009. No recording date information.

Each étude video recorded without editing.
2009 9 June Boris Berezovsky n/a YouTube

Video, audio
Non-commercial live video recording at Tchaikovsky
Concert Hall, Moscow, Russia.

This may be the fastest recorded performance, last
chord is at 51:52.

Full concert program listed here.
2008 June Alice Sara Ott Deutsche
Grammophon
00289 477 8362
2008 14 March Miroslav Kultyshev n/a YouTube

No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Non-commercial live video recording at Lithuanian
National Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2008 18 February Cunmo Yin Shanghai Music
Publishing House
CD08034 Recorded at the age of 14.

Dimitris Sgouros was also 14 years old when he
recorded seven études (nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11)
in June 1984 on EMI CDC 7 49004 2.
2007 12-14, 17, 18 March Miroslav Kultyshev Orfeo C 759 081 A
2007 February Natalia Strelchenko Arena AR 07018
2007 23 January Alice Sara Ott n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Herkulessaal, Munich,
Germany.
2005 n/a Attr. Joyce Hatto Concert Artist CACD-9084-2
CACD-9259-2
This "recording" is a hoax, refer www.farhanmalik.com:

Joyce Hatto's husband prepared at least three versions
of the Hatto Liszt Études d'exécution transcendante on
the basis of László Simon's complete recording and Minoru
Nojima's recording of no. 5, Feux follets. CACD-9084-2
exists in two versions.
2005 n/a Serouj Kradjian Warner Music Spain 5046774992 Published 2005. No recording date information.
2005 9, 10 December Bertrand Chamayou Sony 88697 007082
2005 24 April Marco Pasini n/a YouTube Non-commercial live video recording at La Sala Verdi,
Conservatorio di Milano, Italy.
2005 17-21 March Paolo Restani Amadeus AM 188-2
2004 29 July Bertand Chamayou n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording, Montpellier, France.
2004 23 June Russell Sherman Avie DVD AV2174 Live video recording at Angel Orensanz Center,
New York City, USA.
2004 1-3 March Massimo Gon Velut Luna CVLD 092 1837 version
Douze Grandes études, S.137
2003 16, 17 August Makoto Ueno Octavia Records
SPEX
OVCX-00010
2003 29 May Dmytro Sukhovienko n/a YouTube

No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Non-commercial live video recording at Kiev's
Philharmonic Hall, Kiev, Ukraine.
2003 30 January -
2 February
William Wolfram Naxos 8.557014 1826 version
Étude en douze exercices, S.136

Wolfram also includes the 1840 version of no. 4,
i.e. Mazeppa, S.138.
2002 n/a Attr. Sergio Fiorentino Concert Artist CACD 9201-2 Allegedly recorded on 14 February 1955 and 16
February 1966 this disc, published 2002, is a
hoax, as is the 2005 Hatto disc.

As per Yuan Huang's research, the sources for 10
of the études are the recordings by Campanella,
Berezovsky, Goerner, Ovchinikov and Kissin.
Some of the études are a mix of these recordings.
Études nos. 5 and 10 are yet to be identified.
2002 October Boris Berezovsky n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Society for
Ethical Culture, New York City, USA.

Full concert program listed here.
2002 September Christopher Taylor Liszt Digital LD005
2002 27 September Alessandro Ambrosoli KNS Classical KNS A/006
2002 3-6 August Yu Kosuge Sony SK 87315 A 2005 live Carnegie Hall recording of étude no. 5,
Feux follets, is found on Sony SICC 545-6.
2002 4 August Boris Berezovsky Naïve DR 2104 AV 103 Live video recording at La Roque d'Anthéron, France.

The film reminds of the famous anecdote about
Emperor Franz Joseph speaking to pianist Alexander
Dreyschock after a concert: "I have heard all the
great players. But I never, never, never saw anybody
perspire as you do."
2002 23 July Boris Berezovsky n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at La Roque d'Anthéron's
outdoor venue "Parc du Château de Florans".

This concert was the official La Roque d'Anthéron concert;
the one on 4 August 2002 was filmed at a temporarily
set-up stage made for DVD recording purposes. Eight
pianists gave two concerts with same program, one for the
official concert series and one for DVD recording.
2001 19-21 September Kazurou Ohi Deutsche
Schallplatten
TKCC-15230 1826 version
Étude en douze exercices, S.136

Ohi also includes the 1837 version of nos. 6, 7, 9
and 11 as well as the 1851 version of no. 10.
2001 January, August Freddy Kempf BIS BIS-CD-1210
2001 16 or 17 July Boris Berezovsky n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Montpellier Festival,
France.
2001 10 or 12 July Boris Berezovsky n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Cheltenham Town Hall,
Cheltenham, England.

Full concert program listed here.
2001
1998
January
January
Peter Ritzen RMS 2101RE01-2
2000 15 September Mikhail Lidsky Wakabayashi Kobo WKLC-7005 Live recording at Small Hall of Moscow Conservatory,
Moscow, Russia.
2000 2-4 August Janina Fialkowska Opening Day
Recordings
ODR 9322 Earlier Fialkowska interpretations of three études are found
on CBC MVCD 2-1035 (nos. 5, 9 and 12, published 1990)
and RCA FRL1 0142 (nos. 5 and 12, published 1976).
2000 21 July Nelson Goerner n/a YouTube Non-commercial live video recording at La Roque
d'Anthéron Festival, France.
2000 7 February Stanislav Yovanovitch Voyager Legends VL CD 09 Live recording at St John's Smith Square, London,
England.

Thanks to Stuart Johnson at Voyager Legends for
recording date and venue information.
1999 n/a Daniel Rivera Estudios Cosentino
Buenos Aires
IRCO 282 The re-issue Irco Video S.R.L was published 2007.
Original release and date as per Wikipedia's site
for Daniel Rivera.

Thanks to Simone Jennarelli for drawing attention
to this recording.
1999 14 December Nelson Goerner Cascavelle VEL 3029 Live recording at Studio Ansermet, Geneva,
Switzerland.
1999 2-4 November
12 July
31 May - 2 June
Alfredo Perl Arte Nova 74321 71768 2
1999 8 March Gergely Bogányi AVISO Studio GB1105 Live recording at Academy of Music, Budapest,
Hungary.
1998 3, 5-7 April François-René Duchâble EMI 7243 5 56684 2 4 Earlier Duchâble interpretations of two études are
found on EMI 7243 5 72356 2 4 (nos. 5 and 10,
recorded 1974).
1998 23-25 March Yukio Yokoyama Sony SRCR 2295
1998 20-22 February Marco Pasini Phoenix Classics PH 98405
1997 n/a Paolo Restani n/a YouTube Non-commercial live video recording, Madrid, Spain.
1995
1996
April -
July
Boris Berezovsky Teldec 4509-98415-2 A commercial live recording of étude no. 11, Harmonies
du soir, is found on Mirare MIR099, recorded 26 June 2009.
1996 4 May Boris Berezovsky n/a YouTube

No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Non-commercial live video recording, Budapest, Hungary.

Audio of the complete set here.
1995 14-16 October Massimiliano Génot Phoenix Classics PH 96207 1826 version
Étude en douze exercices, S.136
1995 21-23 March Roswitha Lohmer PMP 95 95 - 2
1995 16-18 February Jeffrey Swann Agora AG 015.1
c. 1994 n/a Alexander Paley Naxos Unpublished 1837 version
Douze Grandes études, S.137
1994 December Claire-Marie Le Guay Auvers FAE001
1994 17-19 October Leslie Howard Hyperion CDA66973 1837 version
Douze Grandes études, S.137
1994 18-21 July Jenö Jandó Naxos 8.553119
1994 3 February Alexander Paley n/a n/a 1837 version
Douze Grandes études, S.137

Non-commercial live video recording at Miller Theatre,
New York City, USA.

Thanks to Joe Patrych for recording date information.
1993 20 November Victor Eresko CVE 15 11 95 003 Live recording at Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique, Paris.

Thanks to Leo Schmetterer for drawing attention to
this recording.
1992 5, 9, 10 October Leslie Howard Hyperion CDA66771/2 1826 version
Étude en douze exercices, S.136
1992 11, 12 July Kemal Gekić JVC JVCC-6505-2 Gekić dedicates the recording to Alan Walker, author
of the three-volume Liszt biography - "the definitive
work to which all subsequent Liszt biographers will
aspire" (Schonberg) and which "goes beyond all norms
in the realm of musical biography" (Edmund Fuller).
1992 March, June, July Aquiles Delle-Vigne Arcobaleno AAOC-93602
1990 September Fred Oldenburg Brilliant Classics 92457 Oldenburg performs on an 1842 Erard.
1989 26-28 September Russell Sherman Albany Records TROY028-2
1989 23 September Michael Ponti Klavins Music KM 004 Live recording at Klavierhaus Klavins, Bonn, Germany.

Ponti performs on the unique Klavins-Piano Model
370, an "upright grand piano"; probably the world's
biggest piano. Refer www.klavins-pianos.com.
1989 14 August Tzimon Barto n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at the Salzburg Festival,
Austria.

Commercially Barto recorded études nos. 4 and 11 in
June 1988 on EMI CDC 7 49566 2.
1989 5-9 January Leslie Howard Hyperion CDA66357 Howard was the first pianist to record all three versions.
Further, on CDA67193 Howard has recorded the 1840
version of no. 4, i.e. Mazeppa, S.138.
1988 n/a Robert Leonardy TGFrecords 97.021 Published 1988. No recording date information.
1988 September Michele Campanella Nuova Era 6736 This recording is also published on Revista Clásica CDC
0043 on which the recording date is stated as September
1983. However September 1988 is the correct date,
confirmed by the pianist.
1988 August Janice Weber MCA MCAD 25890 1837 version
Douze Grandes études, S.137

Weber plays the 1840 version of no. 4, i.e. Mazeppa, S.138.

On 19 May 1988 Weber performed the complete Douze
Grandes études at Longy School of Music, Boston. Also
performances in London August 1988 and September 1989.
1988 August Vladimir Ovchinikov EMI CDC 7 49821 2 Earlier Ovchinikov interpretations of nine études are
found on Melodya C10 22853 006 (LP) (nos. 1-9,
recorded 1984).
1988 27 May Jouni Somero Iton 60197 Concert performance at Robert Schumann Hochschule,
Düsseldorf, Germany, however without audience.
1986 End of that year Michel Dalberto Erato 0190295612085 Released 2018.

In 1986, Dalberto did not approve this recording for
release. However, in 2018 he reconsidered and has
now approved its release.
1986 23, 24, 26 September Daniel Wayenberg Technosonic TSLP 8 (LP)
1986 August László Simon BIS BIS-CD-369
1986 19 January Roberto Cappello ItalCable ITC 9205 Live recording at Teatro Sistina, Rome, Italy.
1985 March Jorge Bolet Decca 414 601-2
1983 June Jerome Rose Monarch Classics M20032 Originally published as a two-LP set on Vox.

First CD transfer was on Vox VU 9022.

Some editions state 1985 as recording year (e.g. Vox VU
9022) and others state 1983 without month indication (e.g.
Vox Cum Laude 2D-VCL 9082). June 1983 is stated on
Vox Cum Laude 2D VCL (3)9082.
1983 February Josef Bulva Orfeo S 083831 (LP) Earlier Bulva interpretations of two études are found on
Telefunken TK 11557/1-2 (nos. 8 and 11, recorded 1974).

Études nos. 5 and 11 from Orfeo are available on RCA
Red Seal 88875073052. Same recording includes étude
no. 8 (privately recorded 1983) and no. 9 (recorded 2014).
1982 n/a Michael Ponti n/a YouTube Non-commercial live recording, Cincinnati, USA.
1982 26 April Michael Ponti Leo Records LEO 8204 (LP) Live recording at Konzertsaal der Deutschen Bank,
Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
1981 10-13 June Michael Ponti Marco Polo 8.223126
1981 7 May Michael Ponti n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording, Cologne, Germany.
1980 n/a Michael Ponti n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Xavier University,
Cincinnati, USA.
1980 n/a Michael Ponti n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording, Warsaw, Poland.
1980 4 June Michael Ponti Dante PSG9766 Live recording at Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall,
Poland.
1980 12, 13 May Michael Ponti n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording, Milan, Italy.

Performed at two recitals, eight études on 12 May
and four études on 13 May.
c. 1979 n/a Michael Ponti n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording, France.

Full concert program here.
1979 2 November Jorge Bolet n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording, Freiburg, Germany.

Audio cassette recorded by the American collector
"The Classical Pianist" (TCP). The cassette is dated
11/2/1979 and assuming this is American date
notation, the date of recording is 2 November and not
11 February 1979.
1978 Autumn John Ogdon Enigma Classics n/a The recording was scheduled, but was never realised
due to Ogdon's illness.

Ogdon had all 12 études in his performance repertoire
and usually included various groupings of three or four
in his programs.
1978 4-6 October
20-22 September
5-7 September
Thomas Rajna CRD 1058/9 (LP) The first of the three sessions included nos. 1-4 of both
sets S.136 and S.139, second session nos. 5-8, third
session nos. 9-12.

Information provided by the pianist.

The two-LP set was re-issued on Rajna's own label
Amarantha Records as a two-CD set, AR 901-2.
1978 4-6 October
20-22 September
5-7 September
Thomas Rajna CRD 1058/9 (LP) 1826 version
Étude en douze exercices, S.136
1976

1975


1974

3-7 November

20-23 June

1-4 November
2-4 May
21-22 March
Claudio Arrau Philips 416 458-2 Recording date information is inconsistent across
the many re-issues of this recording on various labels.
Philips' "Duo" 456 339-2 does not include 1975, despite
being very accurate in stating when each étude was
recorded. Decca's 80-CD Complete Arrau box states
November 1976 only. Philips' Arrau Collection 432 667-2
states the months of 1974, 1975 and 1976, and Philips
PHCP-24044 includes dates of each month.

Earlier Arrau interpretations of two études are found on
Piano Classics PCLD 0015 (nos. 10 and 11, recorded
1970 and 1937).
1976 3 November Lazar Berman n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Carnegie Hall,
New York City, USA.

Some sources suggest that the concert took place on
11 February 1976.
1976 29 April Lazar Berman IDIS 6497/98 Live recording at Conservatorio Guiseppe Verdi,
Milan, Italy.
1974 n/a Russell Sherman Vanguard ATM-CD-1488 First published by Advent on cassette D 1010 in 1974.
Also as a two-LP set on Vanguard SRV 354/5 SD in 1976.

Some internet sources indicate that the year of recording
is 1973; however this needs to be verified.
1973 n/a France Clidat Decca 476 4035 The original two-LP set Vega 8025/8026 was
published 1973. No recording date information.
1972 8, 9 November Roman Rudnytsky Muza SXL 0940-0941 (LP) Live recording at Warsaw Conservatory, Poland.

Two recitals with six études in mixed order at each recital.

Information provided by the pianist.
1972 1 November Roman Rudnytsky n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Youngstown State
University, Ohio, USA.
1971 n/a Joseph Banowetz Educo 3084/3085 (LP) Live recording.

The year of 1971 as per Igor Chernyshev: An historical
and analytical survey of the transcendental etudes by
Sergei Liapunov, August 2007; the thesis is approved by
Banowetz. My copy of Educo 3084 is signed and dated
21 October 1971 by Banowetz. This could indicate date of
performance; however, is probably just date of signature.
1971 n/a Joseph Banowetz Educo 3084/3085 (LP) Live recording.

1826 version
Étude en douze exercices, S.136

Educo 3084 includes études nos. 1-7 in both versions;
Educo 3085 the remaining five études in both versions.
1971 24 February Jorge Bolet n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Stuttgart Villa,
Süddeutscher Rundfunk, Stuttgart, Germany.
1970 n/a Jorge Bolet Ensayo 3401 Earlier Bolet interpretations of nine études are found
on RCA Victor LM-2291 (nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 and
11, recorded January 1958). Both recordings are part
of the 10-CD set Sony 88843014722.
1970 11 October Jorge Bolet n/a n/a Non-commercial live recording at Indiana University,
Bloomington, USA.
1970 10, 11 October Thomas McIntosh Minstrel n/a Originally published as a two-LP set on Unicorn
UNS 228 (nos. 1-9) and UNS 229 (nos. 10-12).
1970 May, October Vladimir Ashkenazy Decca UCCD-9655 Regrettably, Ashkenazy only recorded seven études
(nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10 and 11).

Earlier, stunning recordings of no. 5, Feux follets,
are found on Testament SBT 1047 (recorded 1957)
and Russian Disc RDCD 00374 (recorded live at the
1962 Tchaikovsky competition where he went on to
win first price, jointly with John Ogdon).
1968 February Louis Kentner Carlton 30371 00562 The original two-LP set Vox Turnabout TV 34224-25
was listed as a new release in the February 1968
issue of the Schwann catalogue. No recording date
information.

Earlier Kentner interpretation of étude no. 5, Feux
follets, is found on APR5614, recorded 1937.
1964 4 August Jorge Bolet n/a YouTube Non-commercial live recording at Tanglewood Music
Festival, Berkshire Hills, Massachusetts, USA.
1963 n/a Lazar Berman Victor VDC-1132
VICC-2022
Originally published as a two-LP set on Melodya
C 10-04931-4 this recording was also licenced
by e.g. Deutsche Grammophon and EMI. Only
year of recording is indicated.
1959 8 April
25, 27 March
27 February
Lazar Berman BMG / Melodya 74321 25180 2 Originally published as a two-10" set on Melodya
D 5318/21.

Earlier Berman interpretations of eight études are
found on Piano Classics PCLD0022 (nos. 1, 3, 5, 6, 10,
11, 12 recorded 1950, 1953, 1956) and Hungaroton
HCD 31685 (nos. 8 and 11 recorded 1956).
1958


1957
26 June
30 May
25, 27 February

19 December
26, 27 November
Georges Cziffra EMI CDM 7 69111 2 Recording dates as per EMI LP 2909861 and EMI
40-CD box (which only lists months). The CD re-issue
EMI CDM 7 69111 2 uses "IX" for September, but
this seems to be a typo for "XI" November.

Earlier Cziffra interpretations of eleven études are
found on Hungaroton HCD 31569 (nos. 1, 2, 8, 9
recorded 1956) and Hungaroton HCD 32131 (nos.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 recorded 1954, 1956). As such,
an alternative complete Cziffra set can be obtained
combining these Hungaroton recordings with his
1985/86 recording of no. 12 on EMI CDC 7 47562 2.
1958 May Gunnar Johansen Artist Direct The piano music
of Liszt, album 4
(LP)
Thanks to James P. Colias for advising the date
of recording on the basis of examination of the
master tape.

Études nos. 5, 6 and 10 are available on Marston
52065-2.
1956 n/a Sviatoslav Richter Palexa CD-0537 Live recording, Moscow, Russia.

Although not complete (Richter performs nos. 1, 2,
3, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 11), this is one of the exciting
performances one would wish to have attended.

Same eight études was recorded live in 1957 (SMC
CD 0056) and 1988 (Decca 475 8637).
1956 n/a Alexander Borovsky Vox PL 9690 (LP) Published 1956. No recording date information.

Includes a substantial cut in étude no. 9.

Liszt himself never performed the complete set in concert, nor did his students. However, on 18 April and 2 May 1838 Liszt performed nos. 6 and 9 in Vienna. Clara Schumann (1819-1896), severe critic of
Liszt, also learned, if not performed, no. 9 in the 1837 version. As per Yuan Huang's research, the world premiere performance of the complete set in both the 1837 and the 1851 versions could be by
Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924): On 7 February 1903 Busoni gave a recital at Beethoven-Saal, Berlin; the concert programme reads "24 Grandes études d'exécution transcendante" which is a combination
of the titles of the 1837 and 1851 versions. As editor of Liszt's complete études (Breitkopf & Härtel, 1910-1911), Busoni was well aware of the different titles of the three versions; however while the concert
programme to another Busoni recital, on 31 October 1911, reads "Grandes études d'exécution transcendante" and thus indicating the 1837 version, it was actually the 1851 version that was performed on
that occasion. However, since Liszt used the prefix "24" exclusively for the 1837 version, this may support that Busoni did indeed perform the complete 1837 version on 7 February 1903 at Beethoven-Saal,
Berlin. The following year Busoni gave three all-Liszt recitals at same venue. The first recital on 15 December 1904 included the complete 1851 version as well as the complete Paganini-Études, also in
their 1851 version (the concert programme reads "12 Études d'exécution transcendante" and "Grandes études d'après les caprices de Paganini"). Alas, Busoni only recorded étude no. 5, Feux follets, and
regrettably it was recorded by the problematic reproducing piano roll system. The Duo-Art 5686 recording was released in October 1915 and is reproduced on Nimbus Records NI 8810. After Busoni, the
next complete performance of the 1851 version was probably by Swiss pianist Gottfried Staub (1861–1937) on 5 November 1907 at Stadt-Casino, Basel, Switzerland. Although Claudio Arrau (1903-1991)
stated in 1976 that the 1837 version "would not be able to be played in concert by anyone", Busoni's feat was followed by Janice Weber in 1988 and Alexander Paley in 1994, refer details above. Also Ian
Hobson has performed the complete 1837 version on at least two occasions, on 14 June 2002 in London and on 1 March 2011 in Illinois. The first recording of an 1837 version étude was probably by John
Ogdon (1937-1989), who on 20 January 1970 recorded no. 11, available on BBC Music BBCL 4089-2. First acoustic recording of an 1851 version étude was by Liszt student Arthur Friedheim (1859-1932),
who on 1 July 1912 recorded no. 5, Feux follets, originally published on Columbia 517/30931 and transferred to CD on Pearl 9972. First piano roll of an 1851 version étude was by Emil von Sauer (1862-1942),
also a Liszt student, who in November 1905 recorded a Welte-Mignon piano roll of no. 4, Mazeppa, transferred to CD on Pierian 0039.

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