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Arthur and Aegle in The Happy Valley (1849) by John Martin (1789-1854)
Laing Art Gallery, Tyne and Wear Museums, Newcastle upon Tyne
Track(s) taken from CDA66481/2
Recording details: October 1990
St Peter's Church, Petersham, United Kingdom
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: November 1991
Total duration: 9 minutes 47 seconds

Adelaïde von Beethoven, S466iii
composer
Op 46
arranger
1839, third version 1847

Einst, o Wunder!  [3'02]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Adelaïde is one of the finest of Beethoven’s early works, amounting really to a concert aria with piano, with two contrasting sections, which follow Friedrich Matthison’s poem of unrequited love, ‘Your friend wandered alone’, with its poetic conclusion of a flower blooming from the ashes of the lover’s heart, ‘One day, O Miracle’. Liszt remains very close to Beethoven’s text in all three versions of his transcription. In the second version, Liszt added a reflective coda in which he combined elements of the two parts of the song. In the final version, he discreetly extended Beethoven’s ending, but removed his coda and greatly elaborated it to form an optional cadenza, placed between the parts of the song. Recording technology should allow the listener to have or not to have the cadenza at will.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1991

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