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Track(s) taken from CDA67406/7
Recording details: December 1998
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: March 1999
Total duration: 23 minutes 56 seconds

'A bombshell selection that promises to hold the listener for hours on end. One almost imagines the fire of Liszt himself at the keyboard. Another jewel in Hyperion's legendary series.' (The Sunday Times)

Fantaisie dramatique sur les "Huguenots" de Meyerbeer, S412ii
composer
circa 1837; second version
composer
1832/6; Les Huguenots

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The second version of the Huguenots is almost identical to the first except that it allows for a large cut and a smaller one (neither observed here), and replaces the original frenetic final section with a grand statement of the Lutheran choral Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott – which coda is also adopted in the final version. In many ways this version is the best text of all, because it allows us the whole duet, which the final version does not, and yet has the better ending.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1999

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