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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: 19 minutes 15 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)

Réminiscences des "Puritains" – Grande fantaisie sur des thèmes de l'opéra de Bellini, S390ii
circa 1837; second version
1834/5; I puritani

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Puritani fantasy has remained a rarity, because of its great length and difficulty no doubt, and Liszt extracted and somewhat simplified the concluding Polonaise for separate performance. For the second edition of the fantasy – which must have followed the first almost immediately since it is not marked as a nouvelle édition in any way and still bears the Opus number 7 – he introduced some alternative left-hand chromatic rumbles towards the end of the first section and an optional shortening of the second section, with an entirely newly-composed bridge passage, giving a completely different atmosphere to the work.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1999

Other albums featuring this work
'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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