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Track(s) taken from CDA67233/4

Sposalizio, S157a

composer
1838/9; first version; prepared from Liszt's unpublished manuscript by Leslie Howard
editor

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: December 1997
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: July 1998
Total duration: 7 minutes 48 seconds

Cover artwork: The Fallen Angels entering Pandemonium by John Martin (1789-1854)
© Tate Gallery, London
 
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Reviews

'A formidable achievement, splendidly recorded' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'All the music on these two well-filled discs is recorded here for the first time. Absorbing for the scholar specialist' (Classic CD)
Other pieces eventually revised for the second Année include the three Petrarch Sonnets, the supplementary volume Venezia e Napoli and texts of Il penseroso and Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa which differ only slightly from the published texts. The piece which eventually came to open the volume—Sposalizio—is offered here in a complete earlier version (the manuscript shows signs of much revision, and a substantial part of the piece is still present and legible in an even earlier draft) which is at one point rather more harmonically adventurous than the published text, but elsewhere less rich in its part-writing.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1998

Les autres pièces révisées par la suite pour la deuxième Année comprennent les trois Sonnets de Pétrarque, le volume supplémentaire Venezia e Napoli et les textes d’Il penseroso et de la Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa, juste légèrement différents des textes publiés. La pièce qui en vint à ouvrir le volume—Sposalizio—est proposée ici dans une version antérieure intégrale (le manuscrit montre des signes de multiples révisions, et une partie substantielle de cette pièce est lisible dans une esquisse encore antérieure); et bien qu’elle présente un passage plutôt plus harmoniquement audacieux que le texte publié, elle s’avère moins riche dans sa conduite des parties.

extrait des notes rédigées par Leslie Howard © 1998
Français: Hypérion

Letztendlich für das zweite Année Werk überarbeitete Stücke schließen die drei Petrarcha Sonette, das ergänzende Exemplar von Venezia e Napoli und Texte von Il penseroso und Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa, welche sich nur leicht von den veröffentlichten Texten unterscheiden, ein. Das Stück, das letztendlich das Exemplar—Sposalizio—eröffnete, wird hier in seiner kompletten früheren Bearbeitung angeboten (das Manuskript weist viele Revisionen auf und ein bedeutender Teil des Stückes ist immer noch in einem früheren Entwurf vorhanden und lesbar), die an einer Stelle im Vergleich zum veröffentlichten Text abenteuerliche Harmonien vorweist, ansonsten aber wieder davon zurücktritt.

aus dem Begleittext von Leslie Howard © 1998
Deutsch: Michael Stoffl

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