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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: 9 minutes 0 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)

Valse de concert sur deux motifs de "Lucia" et "Parisina" de Donizetti, S214/3
1842; revised c1850
1835; Lucia di Lammermoor & 1833; Parisina

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Leslie Howard (piano)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Valse de Concert (titled ‘Valse à capriccio’ in the earlier version) was published by Liszt as the third of Trois caprices-valses, the others being the revised versions of the Valse mélancolique and the Valse de bravoure (both recorded in Volume 1 of this series), so it is clear that here as elsewhere he did not mind mixing original works with those based on other material. But this waltz really is an original piece, both because of the extraordinary variety which Liszt brings to his treatment of the Lucia waltz, and because of his happy combination of that theme with the Parisina waltz in invertible counterpoint.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1994

Other albums featuring this work
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 30 – Liszt at the Opera III' (CDA66861/2)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 30 – Liszt at the Opera III
'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
MP3 £160.00FLAC £160.00ALAC £160.00Buy by post £200.00 CDS44501/98  99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)  

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