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Track(s) taken from CDA66445

Romance oubliée 'Vergessener Romanze', S527

composer
1880

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: June 1990
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: June 1991
Total duration: 2 minutes 48 seconds

Cover artwork: Villa am Meer II (1865) by Arnold Böcklin (1827-1901)
Bayer Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Schackgalerie, Munich
 
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Reviews

'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)
The Romance oubliée resulted from a publisher’s request to be permitted to reprint an earlier Romance, itself a transcription of Liszt’s little-known song Ô pourquoi donc. Liszt turned down the request and sent instead a refashioning of the material—now a nostalgic glance at times past, in the same spirit as his four Valses oubliées—in four versions: for viola, violin or cello and piano, as well as for solo piano.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1991

La Romance oubliée est due à la requête d’un éditeur qui voulait la permission de réimprimer une Romance antérieure, elle-même une transcription de la petite mélodie peu connue de Liszt, Ô Pourquoi donc. Liszt refusa la permission et envoya à la place un remaniement du matériau—nostalgique coup d’œil en arrière, dans le même esprit que ses quatre Valses oubliées—en quatre versions: pour alto, violon ou violoncelle et piano, ainsi que pour piano seul.

extrait des notes rédigées par Leslie Howard © 1991
Français: Elisabeth Rhodes

Die Romance oubliée geht auf das Ansinnen eines Verlegers zurück, eine frühere Romance nachdrucken zu dürfen, die selbst eine Transkription von Liszts wenig bekanntem Lied Ô pourquoi donc war. Liszt schlug die Bitte ab und schickte stattdessen eine Neubearbeitung des Materials—die nun wie die vier Valses oubliées als nostalgischer Rückblick auf die Vergangenheit anmutet—in vier Versionen: für Bratsche, Violine oder Cello und Klavier, sowie für Soloklavier.

aus dem Begleittext von Leslie Howard © 1991
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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