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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: 5 minutes 36 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)

Seconda Mazurka di Tirindelli, variata da F Liszt, S573a

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
According to the surviving correspondence, Liszt made three elaborations of the music of Pier Adolfo Tirindelli (1858–1937) in Rome on 31 October 1880, but only this elaboration of the Seconda Mazurka per pianoforte, variata da F. Liszt seems to have survived, and that rarely enough for the work to have been missing from most of the Liszt catalogues. (A letter of Liszt, in which he proposes to help Tirindelli in any way possible, speaks of a song All’ideale and an Adagio from a Trio, and suggests that all three works are ready for engraving.) Although Tirindelli was an all-round musician (he was also a violinist and a professor at the Liceo Marcello in Venice), and produced a body of work in all the major nineteenth-century forms, his personality does not seem to have been strong enough to guarantee his survival. This piece is several degrees more memorable than one might expect, and Liszt has extended it with several gentle-to-brooding variations of his own.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1996

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