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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

'Leslie Howard's survey of the whole of Liszt's piano music is disclosing marvels, played with magisterial perception and unfaltering virtuosity; his notes to each record are an enlightenment in themselves … Vol 37 is a record not only to which lovers of Liszt can return, but which should give pleasure to those who may never have heard of some of the composers transcribed but enjoy the minor, overgrown paths of the nineteenth century' (Gramophone)

'Here is a pleasant hour-plus of mid-century memorabilia for the general listener, teasing fare for the musical anatomist, and another indispensable album for the collector … As befits such a program, Howard's graceful, extensive notes are full of quaint and curious lore. Hyperion's sound is spaciously, transparently immediate. Recommended' (Fanfare, USA)

'On sera étonné par la suprême droiture du compositeur, traitant des mélodies de Herbeck ou Lassen avec la même science que celles de Schubert' (Diapason, France)

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

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
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

Other albums featuring this work
'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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