Liszt: Sonata in B minor / Busoni: Elegies

Bryce Morrison writes: ‘I first heard David play the Busoni Elegies at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. I also heard his earlier recording of the Liszt Sonata.

These performances, as cogent as they were lucid and powerful, have long stayed in my memory, yet they are far excelled by Delphian’s present offering. Here, surely, is blazing confirmation of what Sir Michael Tippett once called “the immense effort of interpretation”, by means of a rare communicative vividness and force.

In a time of increasing musical homogeneity David Wilde’s Liszt and Busoni stand out for their very special drama and integrity.’


"Wilde's love of this music is transparent … he throws caution to the wind"


Recording venue(s): Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh
Recording dates: 14-16 June 2005
Physical format: Jewel case
Number of discs: 1
Number of tracks: 8
Total playing time: 1:17:42
Album ID: DCD34030