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Track(s) taken from CDA66787

Vive Henri IV, S239

composer
circa 1870/80?

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: April 1993
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: April 1994
Total duration: 1 minutes 31 seconds

Cover artwork: The Relief of the Siege of Vienna (detail) (Anonymous Austrian 17th century).
Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Vienna
 
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Reviews

'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)
Vive Henri IV is an arrangement of a French folksong, perhaps as familiar from the closing scene of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty as anywhere, but the reason for its existence is unknown. All that survives is a fair copy in a copyist’s hand with some annotations by Liszt (his original MS is missing, and the dating is conjectural) from which the Liszt Society first published the piece in 1977.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1994

Vive Henri IV est un arrangement d’un chant folklorique français, peut-être aussi connu autant par la scène finale de La Belle au Bois Dormant de Tchaïkovsky que par d’autres musiques, mais la raison de son existence est inconnue. Il n’en reste qu’une copie honnête de la main d’un copiste avec des annotations de Liszt (le manuscrit d’origine est absent et la date discutable) à partir de laquelle, la Société Liszt a publié la pièce pour la première fois en 1977.

extrait des notes rédigées par Leslie Howard © 1994
Français: Jean-Luc Herin

Vive Henri IV ist die Bearbeitung eines französischen Volksliedes, das vielleicht aus der Schlußszene von Tschaikowskis Dornröschen bekannt ist, deren Grund für ihre Entstehung aber unbekannt ist. Das Stück ist nur in der Form einer Reinschrift des Kopierers mit ein paar Anmerkungen von Liszt überliefert—seine eigenhändige Handschrift ist verschollen, und die Datierung beruht auf Mutmaßungen—aus der die Liszt-Gesellschaft das Stück 1977 zum ersten Mal veröffentlichte.

aus dem Begleittext von Leslie Howard © 1994
Deutsch: Meckie Hellary

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