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La Gloria by John Phillip (1817-1867)
National Gallery of Scotland
Track(s) taken from CDA67145
Recording details: August 1996
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: June 1997
Total duration: 9 minutes 39 seconds

'There's plenty in this nicely-planned recital that's on a par with the celebrated Rhapsody and undeserving of present neglect' (Gramophone)

'Howard is chef, artist, minstrel and matador in this Spanish spectacle. You will be delighted by the sense of spaciousness and clarity in the recorded sound, and your paella is guaranteed to be more flavoursome with this exotic accompaniment' (Soundscapes, Australia)

Feuille morte – Élégie d'après Soriano, S428

Liszt may well have met Mariano Soriano Fuertes y Piqueras (1817–1880) in Córdoba in 1844, but he has left us no clue as to the provenance of the Feuille morte, which may come from a zarzuela. (The title is probably Liszt’s.) Liszt’s piece was published around 1845 (with a double ‘r’ in the Spaniard’s name on the title page) and promptly disappeared from view—the only reprint since seems to be that made by the Liszt Society in its 1989 Journal. Liszt’s piece is typical of his imaginative paraphrases upon a single song or aria. The three themes are punctuated by a questioning refrain, and the whole is then varied with a coda which recalls the sombre introduction.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1997

Other albums featuring this work
'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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