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Liszt: Complete Music For Solo Piano Vol 52 / Leslie Howard


Release Date: 10/27/1998 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67235   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Leslie Howard
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A reconstruction of Liszt's sketches on popular Hungarian themes makes up Volume 52 of Leslie Howard's survey of the complete piano music. The manuscripts, part of the Richard Wagner Museum in Bayreuth, date from the mid-1800s. Liszt wrote out the first part; the rest of the volume was finished by Ede Remenyi and dedicated to the master.
Where Liszt's workbooks fail to write out much of the music--the composer leaves few markings as to tempo, dynamics, or sometimes even notes--Howard has supplied the pianistic gumption to make these melodies come alive. The result is light and entertaining, though undoubtedly lacking the frisson that an actual Hungarian ensemble would bring to these tunes.
Recommended for Liszt enthusiasts and, by
Read more virtue of the notes' focus on the provenance of the traditional melodies, Hungarian ethnomusicologists. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ungarischer Romanzero, S 241a by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Leslie Howard (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853 
Date of Recording: 12/1997 
Length: 58 Minutes 55 Secs. 
2.
Marches (2) dans le genre hongrois, S 693 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Leslie Howard (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa ?1840 
Date of Recording: 10/26/1995 
Length: 16 Minutes 42 Secs. 

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