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The Plains of Heaven (detail) (1851/3) by John Martin (1789-1854)
Track(s) taken from CDA66421/2
Recording details: December 1989
St Peter's Church, Petersham, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: October 1990
Total duration: 9 minutes 21 seconds

'Howard, catching the authentic tinge of hysteria, mounts swiftly upwards in an ecstasy that burns away awareness of mere notes' (Classic CD)

Benedictus und Offertorium aus der ungarischen Krönungsmesse, S501

Benedictus  [5'16]
Offertorium  [4'05]

The Benedictus and Offertorium are from the once-popular Hungarian Coronation Mass and exist in a variety of transcribed versions: for piano, for organ, for violin and piano, for violin and organ, and for piano duet. The Benedictus was also published in a version for violin and orchestra. Here Liszt incorporated Hungarian musical inflections into a setting of the ordinary, and the resulting Mass is well overdue for revival.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1990

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