034571171111

Liszt: The Complete Music For Solo Piano, Vol. 44 - The Early Beethoven Transcriptions

Leslie Howard

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Format: 3CD

Cat No: CDA67111-3

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Release Date:  01 April 1997

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Box Set

No of Units:  3

Barcode:  034571171111

Genres:  Classical  Solo Instrumental  

  • Description

    First to allay fears of any duplication of material with Leslie Howard's previous release of Liszt's transcriptions of the Beethoven symphonies (CDA66671/5): these early transcriptions were made more than twenty years before their revisions, and Liszt's approach was originally even more demanding upon the performer. His earlier thoughts emerge as more dramatic and present many different solutions to the problems of faithfully transcribing great masterpieces. A comparison of the versions is fascinating and revealing, both for our knowledge of Liszt and his art and for the many insights into Beethoven himself which Liszt offers. The disc also includes the only piano transcription attempted by Beethoven of one of his own symphonies. Not strictly within the remit of this series perhaps, but this miniature is included not only to demonstrate Beethoven's approval for such an endeavour, but also to show exactly how masterful is Liszt's handling of the problems faced—his transcriptions are by far the more faithful!

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Symphony No 5 In C Minor
      • 2. Op 67 (First Version) S463a: Allegro con brio
      • 3. Symphony No 5 In C Minor
      • 4. Op 67 (First Version) S463a: Andante con moto (- Piu mosso - Tempo 1)
      • 5. Symphony No 5 In C Minor
      • 6. Op 67 (First Version) S463a: Scherzo (- Trio - Scherzo - Trio - Scherzo)
      • 7. Symphony No 5 In C Minor

      Disc 2

      • 1. Op 67 (First Version) S463a: Allegro - Tempo 1 (Scherzo) - Allegro - Prest
      • 2. Adelaide
      • 3. Op 46 (First Version) S466a
      • 4. Piano Concerto No 3 In C Minor
      • 5. Op 37
      • 6. S389a: Cadenza For The First Movement
      • 7. Symphony No 3 In E Flat Major - 'Sinfonia Eroica'

      Disc 3

      • 1. Op 55): Marche funebre (First version)
      • 2. Symphony No 6 In F Major 'Symphonie Pastorale' Op 68 (First Version): Expositions des sentimens a l'
      • 3. Symphony No 6 In F Major 'Symphonie Pastorale' Op 68 (First Version): Scene au bord du ruisseau: And
      • 4. Symphony No 6 In F Major 'Symphonie Pastorale' Op 68 (First Version): Scherzo (Lustiges Zusammensein
      • 5. Symphony No 6 In F Major 'Symphonie Pastorale' Op 68 (First Version): Grande Tempete: Allegro -
      • 6. Symphony No 6 In F Major 'Symphonie Pastorale' Op 68 (First Version): Sentimens de joie et de reconn
      • 7. Adelaide
      • 8. Op 46 (Second Version) S466b
      • . Fifth Movement From Symphony No 6