11. 12 Etudes D'execution Transcendante, S. 139: No. 11, Harmonies Du Soir (Andantino)
12. 12 Etudes D'execution Transcendante, S. 139: No. 12, Chasse-Neige (Andante Con Moto)
13. 3 Etudes de Concert, S.144: No. 2 in F minor, "La Leggierezza"
14. 6 Consolations, S. 172: No. 3 in D-Flat Major
Alim Beisembayev, winner of the 2021 Leeds International Piano Competition, makes his album debut on Warner Classics with solo works by Liszt, including seven of the ambitious Études d'exécution transcendante. Born in Kazakhstan and trained primarily in the UK, Beisembayev has been praised by leading critics for the spellbinding Polish and maturity of his playing. "The Transcendental Études of Liszt are amongst the most challenging piano works ever written by any composer," he says. "Frequently described as tone poems, these inspirational works take the étude to a new level... Since early childhood, I had been inspired by performances of these works by legendary pianists such as Cziffra, Richter and Kissin, never dreaming that I would one day be performing them myself... However, like most young pianists, the challenge, for me, was the attraction, and I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to record these pieces." This debut album follows the digital release in Autumn 2021 of a programme marking Beisembayev's victory at Leeds and comprising works by Scarlatti, Ligeti and Ravel.