034571174082

Liszt: The Complete Music For Solo Piano, Vol. 55 - Grande Fantaisie

Leslie Howard

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Format: 3CD

Cat No: CDA6740810

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Release Date:  01 April 1999

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Box Set

No of Units:  3

Barcode:  034571174082

Genres:  Classical  Gospel  

  • Description

    As the Liszt series draws to a close we turn once again to the many alternative thoughts which the composer had on so much of his output. Though many pieces here are the initial versions, much of beauty was often discarded in Liszt's later revisions and these pieces are fascinating as a trace of the creative thought process. Of major importance here are what are probably Liszt's last, previously unpublished thoughts on his cycle Historical Hungarian Portraits (this discovery explained in great detail in the booklet notes) and for virtuosity fanciers, the brilliant Clochette Fantasy. All of the music on this album is also available as part of the specially priced box set Liszt: Complete Piano Music: 'Almost any way you choose to look at it, this is a staggering achievement â€¦ the grand scope of this project gives us the chance, as listeners, to experience the almost incomprehensible breadth and depth of Liszt's imagination' (International Record Review).

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Grande Fantaisie di bravura sur La Clochette de Paganini S420 (c1832)
      • 2. Den Schutz-Engeln - Angelus! - First Draft S162a-1 (1877)
      • 3. Petite Valse Favorite - First Version S212i (1842)
      • 4. Valse Melancolique - First Version S210 (1839)
      • 5. Melodie Polonaise - Short Draft S249a (c1833?)
      • 6. Legende No 2: St Francois de Paule marchant sur les flots - Simplified Version S175-2bis (c1863)
      • 7. Vierter Mephisto-Walzer - First Version S216b (1885)
      • 8. Valse-Impromptu - With Later Additions S213a (c1880)
      • 9. Valse Melancolique - Intermediate Version S210a (c1840?)
      • 10. Le lac de Wallenstadt - Intermediate Version S156-2a-bis (1839)
      • 11. Angelus! - Second Draft S162a-2 (1877)
      • 12. Den Cypressen der Villa d'Este - Threnodie II - First Draft S162b (c1882)
      • 13. Variations sur Le Carnaval de Venise (Paganini) S700a (Date Unknown)

      Disc 2

      • 1. Hungaria (Poeme symphonique No 9) S511e (c1872)
      • 2. Rakoczi-Marsch - Simplified Transcription Of The Orchestral Version S244b (1871)
      • 3. Sunt lacrymae rerum - First Version S162c (1872)
      • 4. Zwei Stucke aus der heiligen Elisabeth S693a (1862) - No 1: Das Rosenmirakel
      • 5. Zwei Stücke aus der heiligen Elisabeth S693a (1862) - No 2: Der Sturm
      • 6. Troisieme Valse oubliee - With Alternative Conclusion S215-3a (1883)
      • 7. Grand Galop chromatique - Simplified Version S219bis (c1840)
      • 8. Huldigungsmarsch - First Version S228i (1853)

      Disc 3

      • 1. Grande fantaisie (Variations) sur des themes de Paganini - La Clochette et La Carnaval de Venise - F
      • 2. Angelus! Priere a l'ange gardien - Third Draft S162a-3 (1880)
      • 3. Historische ungarische Bildnisse S205a (1885) - No 1: Szechenyi Istvan
      • 4. Historische ungarische Bildnisse S205a (1885) - No 2: Deak Ferenc
      • 5. Historische ungarische Bildnisse S205a (1885) - No 3: Teleki Lazlo
      • 6. Historische ungarische Bildnisse S205a (1885) - No 4: Eotvos Jozsef
      • 7. Historische ungarische Bildnisse S205a (1885) - No 5: Vorosmarty Mihaly
      • 8. Historische ungarische Bildnisse S205a (1885) - No 6: Petofi Sandor
      • 9. Historische ungarische Bildnisse S205a (1885) - No 7: Mosonyi Mihaly
      • 10. Angelus! Priere a l'ange gardien - Fourth Draft S162a-4 (1882)
      • 11. Grande fantaisie (Variations) sur des themes de Paganini - Second Version S700ii (1845)