This impressive solo disc of Liszt’s piano music is british pianist Warren Mailley-Smith’s most recent solo recording and was made to celebrate the composer’s bicentenary in 2011. The disc includes a well-contrasted overview of a number of Liszt’s most popular and challenging works by the great Hungarian pianist and composer, including the devilish Mephisto Waltz no. 1 and the wonderfully characterised Rigoletto Paraphrase, set against works such as the Consolation No.3 and Un Sospiro. Stand out tracks on the disc include a finger-breaking rendition of the immortal Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 and a breathtaking account of the rarely performed Concert Study ‘Il Lament’.