Rebecca Chaillot plays works by Liszt
Franz Liszt may have had a closer relationship to pianos made by Carl Bechstein than any other composer: Hans von Büllow, one of the master’s pupils, premiered the Sonata in B Minor on a Bechstein in Berlin on 22 January 1857, while Liszt himself played almost exclusively on instruments of this brand throughout the last eighteen years of his life.
Thus, it is not surprising that Rebecca Chaillot also chose a C. Bechstein concert grand piano for recording four works by the great composer: Ballade No. 2, Rêve d’amour, Sonata in B Minor and Campanella (Liszt/Busoni version). This CD, released on the L’heure bleue label, was recorded in November 2007 at the concert hall in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.