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Track(s) taken from APR7501
Recording details: October 1931
Columbia Records America, USA
Release date: February 2011
Total duration: 11 minutes 52 seconds

Fantasie und Fuge in g-moll für Orgel von Johann Sebastian Bach, S463ii
composer
BWV542

Complete: Fantasia and Fugue  [11'52]  recorded 13 October 1931

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Leslie Howard (piano)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
In the case of J. Seb. Bachs Orgel Fantasie und Fuge in g-moll—Für Pianoforte gesetzt von Franz v. Liszt Liszt approached the work quite differently. He adds a number of dynamic marks, tempo directions, pedal directions and a certain amount of phrasing. This was possibly at the request of its dedicatee, Sigmund Lebert, the famous piano pedagogue, who may have feared that the average piano student would not know how to cope with a score unadorned by such indications. The piece was certainly published in the Lebert and Stark Piano School. In the revised edition (recorded here), at four places in the Fantasia Liszt suggests an alternative extra voice in place of rests, in no way intending to improve upon Bach, but attempting to recreate the grandeur of this most powerful work by reinforcing the texture.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1991


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'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 13 – À la Chapelle Sixtine' (CDA66438)
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