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Castle on a stream (1820) by Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841)
Track(s) taken from CDA66601/2
Recording details: March 1992
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: November 1992
Total duration: 5 minutes 4 seconds

'This album is one of the supreme rewards of Howard's Liszt traversal. Sound is transparently immediate, and the artist's annotations guide one surely and elegantly through these amazing riches—which you must hear' (Fanfare, USA)

'Marvellous stuff and quite impeccably recorded' (CDReview)

Chanson du Béarn, S236/2

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Chanson du Béarn is a Béarnaise folk song ‘La haût sus las mountagnes’ (‘High up on the mountains’). On the first page of the music, the title is given as ‘Pastorale du Béarn’. (Both works were reprinted by the British Liszt Society in their 1991 Journal.) The first, a ballad with the most wistful harmonization, is treated to variations in the manner of many of Liszt’s song transcriptions, and the second is given just one variation, with an optional coda—full of tremolos and new harmony—which is much too good to be omitted.

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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