Valentina Lisitsa


Valentina Lisitsa
Valentina Lisitsa
Int. Release 30 Jul. 2012
1 DVD-Video
Valentina Lisitsa, the “YouTube Pianist”, made her sensational solo debut at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 19 June. Streamed live on YouTube and subsequently made available as a Video On Demand, the concert received an incredible 74,329 views, with some 6,000 comments being posted on Valentina’s YouTube Channel to date.

Track List

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886), Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Sonata No. 14 In C Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 -"Moonlight"


Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Etudes-Tableaux, Op.39


13 Préludes, Op.32

10 Preludes, Op.23

Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915)
2 Poèmes, Op.32


8 Études, Op. 42

Three Etudes, Op.65

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
3 Nocturnes Op. 9

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886), Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S.141

Valentina Lisitsa

Total Playing Time: 1:47:50

. . . a thrilling mix of Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt. There's an energy and excitement about it that only a sensational live recording can deliver.

. . . a guaranteed chart-topper . . . there's an admirable lightness of touch and appreciation of rhythmic flow to her "Für Elise", and her negotiation of Liszt's "Un Sospiro" is captivating . . .

. . . brilliant in every way. Lisitsa is a major pianist with a fantastic technique, playing millions of notes with greatest accuracy and tonal beauty. Her opening address to the sold-out audience is a "bonus" and shows she has a terrific sense of humor . . . The adoring audience loves every minute of it, and for good reason. This is an impressive issue from a fine artist who got a big break via YouTube.

Lisitsa emerges as a hugely confident and spontaneous performer. There's grace in her turns of phrase and relish in her sense of rhetoric; inner voices are often allowed to shine, and there can be lightness in her touch -- the Rachmaninov G minor Prelude has a delicious bounce to it and Liszt's "Un sospiro" sweeps and glints to the manner born.

Lisitsa ist ein Kommunikationstalent . . . eine hervorragende Pianistin . . . Rasant sausen ihre Finger über die Tasten, sie spielt vollgriffig, virtuos aber auch sensibel . . .

Die ukrainische Pianistin Valentina Lisitsa . . . ist schon zu Lebzeiten zu einem Mythos geworden . . . Lisitsa braucht sich vor ihren längst etablierten Kollegen nicht zu verstecken. Ihr Spiel ist brilliant, voller Leidenschaft und technisch makellos Eigenschaften, die besonders bei sehr virtuosen oder dramatisch angehauchten Stücken zur Geltung kommen . . . ihr Beispiel räumt gründlich mit dem Vorurteil auf, dass klassische Musik heutzutage nur eine gutbetuchte Minderheit interessiert. Schon allein deshalb verdient Lisitsa Respekt. Und ein Sympathieträger ist sie allemal!