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The Berlin–Potsdam Railway (1847) by Adolph von Menzel (1815-1905)
Track(s) taken from CDA67004
Recording details: March 1995
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Marian Freeman & Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: March 1996
Total duration: 8 minutes 21 seconds

Élégie sur des motifs du Prince Louis Ferdinand de Prusse, S168i
1842; first version

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The earlier version of the Élégie sur des motifs du Prince Louis Ferdinand de Prusse is full of interest in its treatment of the material. The structure of the piece is Liszt’s, and although the themes stem from another noble dilettante, Prince Louis (1772– 1806) was far more distinguished a musician than Duke Ernst. However, Liszt’s piece has always been catalogued as an original work rather than a transcription, so much has he woven the original melodic ideas into a new conception. (Prince Louis was killed in battle, and never married. The Princess who gave Liszt the volume of Louis’s music was not his wife, but was married to his nephew who succeeded to the title.)

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1996

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