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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: 7 minutes 48 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)

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Festmarsch zur Säkularfeier von Goethes Geburtstag, S227
composer
1849; first version

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The Seconde Marche hongroise—Ungarischer Sturmmarsch was intended as a follow-up to the Heroischer Marsch im ungarischen Styl, and there are also unpublished versions of both pieces for orchestra. (The orchestral form of the later version of the Ungarischer Sturmmarsch has been published and recorded.) The Festmarsch zur Säkularfeier von Goethes Geburtstag was also drafted for orchestra in its early version, although only the later version has been published and recorded. Although the first thoughts are less poetic than the far grander final form, the principal theme remains one of Liszt’s most engaging. Between the marches is the Nocturne, the original form of the Impromptu and, apart from the revised version’s extensions by the odd bar of several phrases, is most noticeably different for a much stronger central climax.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1996

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