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Gondolier at Sea by Night (1843) by Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817-1900)
State Tartar Museum, Kazan, Russia / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67346
Recording details: December 2001
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: November 2002
Total duration: 2 minutes 15 seconds

'Lost treasures unearthed … This invaluable disc crowns Leslie Howard's Herculean Liszt cycle recorded on 95 CDs … [His] performances … are exemplary with all the commitment you would expect from a Lisztian of such tireless industry' (Gramophone)

'Howard’s interpretation … displays irreproachable technical and digital mastery' (American Record Guide)

'Liszt at his most unpretentious, fresh and direct … Howard is here at his warmest, bringing out how Liszt's genius developed' (The Guardian)

'excellently played and recorded … unmissable' (Classic FM Magazine)

'Comme toujours, Leslie Howard montre sa passion dans un texte de présentation enthousiaste et précis' (Diapason, France)

Célèbre mélodie hongroise, S243a
after 1866

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
We have no way of knowing how many pieces were to be included in this set. A scribbled note above number 8 indicates a key scheme for an orchestral version, but it does not tie in with the pieces as they remain. However, another of the themes from the Magyar Dalok (from No 11), also known to us from its appearance in Rapsodie hongroise No VI, was issued much later in a version prepared for Francis Planté, entitled Célèbre mélodie hongroise, with a new ending, and a few little alterations en route. This piece, too, is not known to the old catalogues.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 2002

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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
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