SANTA BARBARA LISZT ALBUM
The brilliant Zeynep Ucbasaran started her music studies at age four
at the Istanbul Conservatory and later studied at the Liszt Academy of
Music in Budapest. Awarded second prize at the 1996 Los Angeles Liszt Competition
and an honorable mention in the same competition in 2000, she has given
piano recitals in many countries and currently lives in Santa Barbara,
California, where this outstanding CD was recorded. The works are Les cloches
de Genéve, Funérailles, Eroica, Trübe Wolken/Nuages
gris, Fantasie und Fuge über das Thema B-A-C-H, and Schubert Lied
Transcriptions: Erstarrung, Aufenthalt, Ave Maria and Rhapsodie espagnole.
Zeynep Ucbasaranís playing is particularly fine in the impassioned Funérailles.