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Track(s) taken from CDA66201

Valse oubliée No 2, S215/2

composer
1883

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: October 1985
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: July 1987
Total duration: 5 minutes 25 seconds

Cover artwork: A Scene from El hechizado por fuerza (The Forcibly Bewitched) by Francisco de Goya (1746-1828)
 
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Reviews

'For sheer virtuosic panache and the ability to translate Liszt's ever-changing moods, Leslie Howard must be heard' (Hi-Fi News)
The four Valses oubliées are all wistful late works and, as their marvellous title suggests, conjure up images of times and joys past. Although they are as modern in their harmonic style as the late Mephisto music, they speak in a much gentler language. The first was an immediate success, and has remained so. Liszt had it reprinted shortly afterwards with the second, which refers nostalgically to a passage from the Valse de bravoure, and the third, with its almost impressionistic colourings and repeated chords. The fourth became almost permanently ‘oubliée’ and the first publication was not until 1954. Like many of the visionary pieces of Liszt’s last years, the ending is enigmatic: a beautiful irresolution of a striving dominant seventh over the immovable keynote.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1986

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