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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDH55109
Recording details: October 1981
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: September 1986
Total duration: 2 minutes 29 seconds

'Wreathed in laurels for his marathon cycle of Liszt's complete piano works, the Australian born, London based pianist Leslie Howard has come up with a typically bright idea to showcase his digital dexterity' (The Observer)

'A delightful collection, beautifully played' (BBC World Service)

Petit caprice 'Style Offenbach'
composer

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Although no pianist, Gioacchino Rossini wrote a great deal for the piano, especially in his later years, and developed some fearful technical tricks including a hair-raising set of octave glissandi in this Petit caprice (Style Offenbach) which, however well-known from Respighi’s orchestration in La boutique fantasque, is much more exciting in this original version for piano, and every bit as fine a cancan as any that Offenbach wrote.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 2004

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