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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: 3 minutes 44 seconds

Revive Szegedin! – Marche hongroise de Szabadi, orchestrée par Massenet, S572
composer
1879
composer
Marche turque-hongroise
composer
Marche héroïque de Szabady; June 1879

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The splendid Neue Liszt-Ausgabe provides copious information upon the rare Revive Szegedin! which is gratefully paraphrased here: Ignác Szabadi Frank (1825– after 1879) was the amateur composer of a Marche turque-hongroise which was utilised by Jules Massenet (1842–1912) as the basis for an orchestral work dedicated to Liszt and performed in Paris in June of 1879 for the benefit of the flood victims of Szeged (the town had been destroyed by the overflowing of the river Tisza in March of that year). Within a month Liszt had prepared his piano transcription, which did not appear in print until 1892. Massenet’s title was Marche héroïque de Szabady: Liszt’s French title, Marche hongroise de Szabadi, orchestrée par Massenet, makes the connection with the catastrophe plainer, but the piece itself is rather severe and quirky for something which must have been intended as a fund-raising crowd-pleaser.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1995

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