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Vine-covered Veranda (1828) by Silvester Shchedrin (1791-1830)
Track(s) taken from CDA66984
Recording details: October 1994
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: September 1995
Total duration: 4 minutes 7 seconds

'I constantly admired his near orchestral range of sonority—his strength in grandiloquence and his hypnotic sustaining power in intimacy. Everything is played with total conviction' (Gramophone)

'A most enjoyable collection' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'Muy interesantes, indispensables para lisztianos' (Ritmo, Spain)

Deux Mélodies russes 'Arabesques', S250

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The two transcriptions which Liszt eventually issued together under the title Arabesques were conceived separately, and Solovei appeared in an earlier, rather boisterous version with a title page which attempted to make Cyrillic letters from Roman ones—with laughable results. The revised version used to be a staple encore piece, refashioning a charming song by a rather neglected minor Russian master with attractive emphasis on the imitation of the nightingale’s song. The printed editions of the Chanson bohemienne make no mention of the melody’s origins, but it seems to be the work of one Pyotr Petrovich Bulakhov (not to be confused in any way with Konstantin Bulhakov—see below), about whom the present writer is sadly uninformed. As with many of Liszt’s song transcriptions, the piece is tantamount to a set of variations.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1995

Other albums featuring this work
'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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