LISZT: 6 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S359/R441 (Arthur Fagen/ Eckhardt Glauche/ Weimar Staatskapelle) (Naxos: 8.570230)
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Although Hungarian by birth, it was only later in his career that Franz Liszt came to be regarded as a Hungarian national hero. His fifteen Hungarian Rhapsodies, piano pieces in Hungarian gypsy style, won wide popularity, and six of these were later orchestrated, with the help of flautist and conductor Franz Doppler, to whom Liszt himself gave full credit for the work. The six orchestrations are, themselves, lively instrumental pieces, performed on this recording by the Weimar orchestra that Liszt himself once directed. At the podium on this occasion is Arthur Fagen, \a gifted and imaginative conductor". (Gramophone)."