The Opus 2 Variations take a theme from Rossini’s Ermione, the aria ‘Ah come nascondere la fiamma’, and treat it in the brilliant salon style of the day. Liszt’s personality has not really emerged, but his flexibility in piano writing and the neatness of his formal grasp make it an attractive enough showpiece.
Recording details: October 1992
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: February 1994
Total duration: 9 minutes 15 seconds
Sept Variations brillantes sur un thème de Rossini from Ermione, S149 Op 2