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Portrait of Franz Liszt by Albert Eichhorn (1811-1851)
Private Collection / Roger-Viollet, Paris / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67810
Recording details: April 2009
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Rachel Smith
Engineered by David Hinitt
Release date: January 2011
Total duration: 1 minutes 28 seconds

'As always, Howard's annotations reveal a high level of detective work, musical insight and scholarship without pedantry' (Gramophone)

'These CDs, the 98th and 99th in Leslie Howard's epic Liszt series, amount to something more than the latest necessary purchase for completists: indeed this latest batch of previously unknown or long-forgotten items assembles into a pleasingly comprehensive musical portrait … to all this Howard brings his by now happily familiar way with Liszt's idiom. As ever, he beautifully allows the composer's spontaneous, improvisatory streak to speak as naturally as it likes, and needs to … memo to fellow-Lisztians: don't hesitate' (BBC Music Magazine)

'The dedicated and industrious Leslie Howard continues to supplement his monumental complete recording of Liszt's piano music … throughout, Howard's fine feeling for colour and superb rhythmical sense abounds … intriguing new material is presented with the discernment and sympathy which have become the hallmark of Howard's Liszt series' (International Record Review)

'An extraordinary tour de force of pianism, musical detective work and scholarship, well recorded and impeccably annotated as always. It honours Liszt's memory in the best possible way by illustrating his many-faceted genius' (Classic FM Magazine)

Album-Leaf 'Andantino in A flat major', S166p
composer
1847

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Album-Leaf in A flat major S166p and the Album-Leaf in G major S166q came to light at an auction in 2004, where the present writer managed to copy them before they were sold, in the case of the A flat piece not to surface since, whereas the G major piece is now in the possession of the Istituto Liszt in Bologna. The A flat piece was the only music in a private album, otherwise empty, the second was on a small folio enclosed within the first, and alongside a loose programme of a Liszt recital in Kiev in February 1847. The A flat piece is very similar to the middle section of the second of the Glanes de Woronince (see volume 27), and is upon the same melody that Chopin used in the song The Maiden’s Wish, which was itself later transcribed by Liszt (see volume 5).

from notes by Leslie Howard © 2011

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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
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