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Tree in autumn overlooking a valley by Hans Thoma (1839-1924)
Track(s) taken from CDA66761/2
Recording details: August 1991
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: September 1993
Total duration: 16 minutes 8 seconds

'Howard joue tout cela avec beaucoup de raffinement et un vrai sens du châtoiement sonore. De belles découvertes' (Répertoire, France)

Deux Transcriptions d'après Rossini, S553
No 1: Cuius animam from Stabat mater (1832/41); No 2: No 3 of Trois chœurs religieux (1844)

La charité  [10'00]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The two Rossini transcriptions are very close to the originals: the Cujus animam so delighted Liszt that he also arranged it for voice and organ, and even for trombone and organ. The original aria itself has always been popular, despite the occasional humourless critic who disapproves of Rossini’s treatment of sacred texts. La charité is less well known, at any rate as a sacred chorus, but its apparent familiarity stems from a version of the same material at a far greater velocity (in the form of a tarantella) and especially in Benjamin Britten’s orchestration as the finale to his Soirées musicales.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1993

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