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Tree in autumn overlooking a valley by Hans Thoma (1839-1924)
Track(s) taken from CDA66761/2
Recording details: August 1992
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: September 1993
Total duration: 7 minutes 40 seconds

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

Carl Maria von Webers Schlummerlied mit Arabesken, S454
1822; J285

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Weber’s simple and moving Lullaby is the basis for a set of the most delicate variations. It is strange that Liszt wrote so few formal sets of variations when the techniques of variation form such a staple of his art, and similarly strange that when, as here, he writes a real set of variations he eschews thus to entitle them; many of his transcriptions, especially from songs, are bona fide sets of variations, and had they been published as such might have avoided the customary contumely which was long applied to transcriptions of all sorts.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1993

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