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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: 1 minutes 37 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)

Serenade 'Deh vieni alla finestra' from Mozart's Don Giovanni

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Mozart wrote his opera Don Giovanni in 1787. In the early 1920s Ferruccio Busoni produced his enormous work of piano pedagogy, the Klavierübung. In the volume dedicated to the study of staccato playing he included this splendid transcription of Don Giovanni’s Serenade ‘Deh vieni alla finestra’ which features a solo mandolin in the original and here conspires to stretch the hand so as to give the effect of two outer staccato parts with the lyrical melody taken in the middle, as if by a third hand.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 2004

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