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Gothic church on a rock near the sea (1815) by Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841)
Track(s) taken from CDA66995
Recording details: March 1995
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: November 1995
Total duration: 5 minutes 35 seconds

'I constantly admired his near orchestral range of sonority—his strength in grandiloquence and his hypnotic sustaining power in intimacy. Everything is played with total conviction' (Gramophone)

'Even if it contained nothing but the [early version of the] Consolations, this volume would be one of the most revelatory in the series … A major contribution to the catalogue. Enthusiastically endorsed' (Fanfare, USA)

'Muy interesantes, indispensables para lisztianos' (Ritmo, Spain)

Rosario, S670

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Rosario, which is in fact marked by Liszt as transcribed for organ or harmonium – from his work for mixed chorus and organ – is as readily justified as a piano piece as are those similar transcriptions which are marked for harmonium or piano. In any event, organists seldom approach these delicate manuals-only pieces, and the harmonium is at best a stop-gap solution. As the title implies, the original works are three settings of the Ave Maria, and the subtitles show Liszt’s plan to convey, with the subtlest of musical distinctions, different aspects of the holy Marian mysteries.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1995

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