LISZT SONATA IN B MINOR David Wilde Delphian £13.99
David Wilde’s new recording of Liszt’s B Minor Piano Sonata is an odd bird. Admittedly, this is a structuralist era, and I’m a selfconfessed, paid-up, card-carrying, obsessive member of the structuralist brigade. But setting all that aside, Wilde’s mood-tossed Byronic interpretation of the great singlemovement epic seems overly flamboyant, loose and rhapsodic. That’s a matter of taste. More importantly, the recording, made in Edinburgh’s Reid Concert Hall and coupled usefully with Busoni’s Elegies, is colossally reverberant: bathroom acoustics, if ever I heard them.