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Scene I of Wagner's Das Rheingold (1876) by Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904)
Track(s) taken from CDA66571/2
Recording details: August 1991
St Peter's Church, Petersham, United Kingdom
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: May 1992
Total duration: 5 minutes 34 seconds

'There are riches galore here … Howard, as with every volume so far, brings to the recording studio the excitement of a live performance while never neglecting or unduly emphasising the poetry and sentiment' (CDReview)

Fantasie sur l'opéra hongroise Szép Ilonka de Mihály Mosonyi, S417
1861; Pretty Helen

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Liszt’s passionate desire for a Hungarian musical culture to be proudly exported is a refrain throughout h is correspondence, and his support for Hungarian musical education and many Hungarian composers is legion. He was delighted when Mosonyi produced the first of his works specifically entitled ‘Hungarian Opera’, and this colourful piece on themes from Pretty Helen is the resultant tribute to a composer whose neglect outside Hungary has nevertheless endured.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1992

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