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Max-Joseph-Platz mit National-theater und Königsbau der Residenz (detail) (1839) by Heinrich Adam (1787-1862)
Track(s) taken from CDA67034
Recording details: August 1995
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: July 1996
Total duration: 3 minutes 17 seconds

Una stella amica – Valzer, S551
composer
circa 1880
composer

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F. Pezzini (his Christian name and his dates are elusive) lived in Tivoli and became acquainted with Liszt at the Villa d’Este. He was a bandmaster (‘Capo Musica del Concerto Municipale a Roma’ is his title on the cover of Liszt’s transcription), and his Una stella amica—Valzer (‘A Friendly Star—Waltz’) was transcribed, one presumes, from a work for band. Liszt’s arrangement was published both by Manganelli and Ricordi, so there must have been some prospect of popularity in its day. It remains a pleasant and utterly unimportant trifle.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1996

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