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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 37 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)

Spanisches Ständchen – Mélodie von Grafen Leo Festetics, S487

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Count Léo Festetics (1800–1884) was one of the band of Hungarian aristocrats who sponsored the young Liszt. He is the dedicatee of many of Liszt’s specifically Hungarian works, and he remained Liszt’s lifelong friend and supporter. As a composer he remains almost unknown, and the Liszt transcription of his song Spanisches Ständchen (Spanish Serenade) has not yet been published. The manuscript is in the Goethe-Schiller Archive in Weimar, who generously provided a copy to the Liszt Society. From the state of this much-altered manuscript it is clear that Liszt took quite some trouble to decide the final texture of the transcription, which comes over as an excellent example of the extraordinarily vast literature of Spanish pieces by non-Spanish composers.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1995

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