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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

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

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