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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

'Here's a winsome collection of chips from Liszt's workbench … Sound and notes are up to the high standard of the series too' (Fanfare, USA)

'This disc offers a little of everything, executed with aplomb and conviction by the champion of Liszt's piano music' (Soundscapes, Australia)

'The Liszt series has drawn forth praise from all the national music magazines, not least for the assured playing of Leslie Howard as well as the careful programming. This 1995 recording is up to the highest standards' (Essex Chronicle)

Una stella amica – Valzer, S551
circa 1880

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
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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