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Track(s) taken from CDA66371/2

Bénédiction et Serment – Deux motifs de Benvenuto Cellini de Berlioz, S396

composer
1852
composer
1834/7, revised 1852; Benvenuto Cellini

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: December 1989
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: July 1990
Total duration: 6 minutes 15 seconds

Cover artwork: Faust and Mephistopheles by Ferdinand-Victor-Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863)
Reproduced by permission of The Wallace Collection, London
 
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'Outstanding' (CDReview)

'Leslie Howard domine avec beaucoup de chic le barrage technique des difficultés pianistiques' (EcouterVoir, France)
Berlioz made a new version of Benvenuto Cellini for Liszt to produce in Weimar, and Liszt sought to improve the popularity of the work by immediately issuing the present transcription—of the Pope’s Blessing and of Cellini’s Oath—for piano and for piano duet. This remains another of those operas whose rarity is inexplicable.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1990

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