Liszt Wagner Paraphrases

Asher Fisch
Melba Recordings

Meistersinger, Der Fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Tristan und Isolde

Asher Fish, the acclaimed conductor of the Adelaide Ring performs Liszt’s Paraphrases of Wagner’s music: Wagner “unplugged”; with favourite concert selections stripped to their essence. These performances are Asher Fisch’s gift to the listener, suffused with musical insight and deeply satisfying.

When a conductor offers a recital on the piano, it is a special event. Asher Fisch’s poetic readings of Liszt’s Wagner paraphrases were developed through a career in the opera houses of Europe. Fisch brings the lyricism of a singer’s conductor to the piano: his refined sensibility for balance and space combine with a vocal poise allowing Wagner’s melodies to unfold ineffably and logically.

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