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Villa am Meer II (1865) by Arnold Böcklin (1827-1901)
Bayer Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Schackgalerie, Munich
Track(s) taken from CDA66445
Recording details: June 1990
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: June 1991
Total duration: 9 minutes 26 seconds

'This, at last, is the comprehensive collection of late Liszt for which we've waited' (Fanfare, USA)

'Howard's performances are quite marvellous: scrupulously prepared and enlightened by this performer's high degree of spontaneity. Hyperion's recording captures every nuance' (CDReview)

Fünf Klavierstücke, S192
Nos 1 & 2: 1865; No 3: 1873; No 4: 1876; No 5: 1879

Sospiri!  [2'30]
E major  [2'27]
A flat major  [2'05]
F sharp major  [1'15]
F sharp major  [1'09]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The hapless Mme P-N was a friend of Olga von Meyendorff with whom Liszt kept up a lively and copious correspondence and for whom he wrote a number of pieces, including the five album-leaves which have been misleadingly published as if they form some kind of a cycle, whereas they were composed over many years and are quite independent from each other. They are models of simplicity, the second piece deriving from the second of the Liebesträume, and only the more extended fifth piece having a title, Sospiri! (‘Sighs!’).

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1991

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