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Track(s) taken from CDA66984

Mazurka par un amateur de St Pétersbourg, S384

composer
circa 1868
composer
possibly Wielhorsky

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: October 1994
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: September 1995
Total duration: 2 minutes 52 seconds

Cover artwork: Vine-covered Veranda (1828) by Silvester Shchedrin (1791-1830)
 
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Reviews

'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)
The original composer of the A minor Mazurka is not divulged in the first edition, which merely suggests that the piece was written by an amateur from St Petersburg. It has been suggested that Wielhorsky may have written the work, but there is no evidence to hand at the time of writing. In any event, there is no particular case to be made for the original composer of this rather slight work, whose angularities Liszt has not apparently striven to repair.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1995

Le fait que le compositeur original de la Mazurka en la mineur ne soit pas nommé dans la première édition laisse penser que cette pièce est l’œuvre d’un amateur de Saint-Pétersbourg. On a avancé que Wielhorsky pût en être l’auteur, mais aucune preuve formelle n’est encore apparue pour le confirmer. Quoiqu’il en soit, il importe peu de connaître l’identité du compositeur de cette pièce assez peu conséquente, dont Liszt n’a apparemment pas essayé d’atténuer les angles.

extrait des notes rédigées par Leslie Howard © 1995
Français: Hypérion

Der ursprüngliche Komponist der Mazurka in a-moll wird in der ersten Ausgabe nicht preisgegeben, was lediglich andeutet, daß das Stück von einem Amateur aus St. Petersburg geschrieben wurde. Es wurde vermutet, daß Wielhorsky das Werk geschrieben haben könnte, aber es gibt augenblicklich keinen Beweis dafür. In jedem Fall muß kein Argument für den ursprünglichen Komponisten dieses ziemlich leichten Werkes geliefert werden, dessen Kantigkeiten Liszt offensichtlich nicht reparieren wollte.

aus dem Begleittext von Leslie Howard © 1995
Deutsch: Hedwig Eckl

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