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Track(s) taken from CDA67810

Schlummerlied, S186/7a

1882; version for Lachmund

Leslie Howard (piano)
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: 4 minutes 36 seconds

Cover artwork: Portrait of Franz Liszt by Albert Eichhorn (1811-1851)
Private Collection / Roger-Viollet, Paris / Bridgeman Art Library, London


'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)
Schlummerlied is an intermediate version of the seventh number of the Christmas Tree suite. It is a copyist’s copy of the first version, containing several alterations. This MS was in the possession of Liszt’s student Carl Lachmund (1857–1928), who edited it for Schirmer.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 2011

Schlummerlied est une version intermédiaire du septième numéro de la suite Arbre de Noël. Il s’agit d’un exemplaire de copiste de la première version, avec plusieurs modifications. Ce manuscrit se trouvait en possession d’un élève de Liszt, Carl Lachmund (1857–1928), qui l’édita pour Schirmer.

extrait des notes rédigées par Leslie Howard © 2011
Français: Hypérion

Das Schlummerlied ist eine mittlere Version der 7. Nummer des Weihnachtsbaums. Es ist eine Kopie eines Kopisten der ersten Version, in der mehrere Änderungen vorgenommen worden sind. Dieses Manuskript befand sich im Besitz des Liszt-Schülers Carl Lachmund (1857–1928), der es für Schirmer edierte.

aus dem Begleittext von Leslie Howard © 2011
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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