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The Relief of the Siege of Vienna (detail) (Anonymous Austrian 17th century).
Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Vienna
Track(s) taken from CDA66787
Recording details: April 1993
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: April 1994
Total duration: 5 minutes 11 seconds

'Yet another instalment in what is looming as the most ambitious and splendidly realized recording project of the century which cannot fail to delight and move. Enthusiastically recommended' (Fanfare, USA)

'An entertaining programme … providing the perfect vehicle for Leslie Howard's enthusiastic, colourful playing. His scholarship, as revealed in the liner notes, is remarkable, the recording first class' (CDReview)

La Marseillaise, S237
circa 1872

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
At the age of eighteen Liszt intended to use the theme of La Marseillaise in his projected Revolutionary Symphony; during his Weimar years a phrase from it is used to startling effect in perhaps the finest of his symphonic poems, Heroïde-Funèbre, but it was only in his post-Weimar period that Liszt finally produced a work which gives the theme its full due. This piano version, with its daring harmonies and heartfelt enthusiasm, stands comfortable comparison with the version for chorus and orchestra made by Berlioz.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1994

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