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Top 5 album in the Classical Charts

16 December 2021

Kenneth Hamilton posing on his Piano

Kenneth Hamilton’s New Liszt Album Reaches No.5 in the Official UK Classical Charts.

The latest album release by Professor Kenneth Hamilton, a double-CD recording of the work of Liszt, entitled Death and Transfiguration, has entered the Official UK Classical Charts at no.5. The album was described by Andrew Clements in The Guardian as ‘’liberating and refreshing’’.

The album, released on the 26th of November, is a ‘’repertoire reflecting love, death and transfiguration, memory and nostalgia’’ and has been met with a similar level of critical acclaim to Professor Hamilton’s previous work, with the Guardian’s Clements commenting:

"This wide-ranging collection of Liszt’s piano music meets its technical challenges with rare directness and clarity...As in Hamilton’s earlier discs--his recordings of Ronald Stevenson’s piano works especially--  there is always the feeling that the music comes first, that the performances are a means to an end rather than a self-regarding end in themselves, and that is both liberating and totally refreshing for the listener.’’

Album cover: an image of an angel
Cover image for the project: Max Nonnenbruch: Verklärung (Transfiguration), 1899. Courtesy of Museum Wiesbaden–Hessisches.

The body of work released through Prima Facie Records is available to purchase as a double CD and is also available on streaming services.