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The Fallen Angels entering Pandemonium by John Martin (1789-1854)
© Tate Gallery, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67233/4
Recording details: December 1997
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: July 1998
Total duration: 5 minutes 33 seconds

'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)

Élégie pour piano seul, S534i
circa 1841; Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth, first version

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
It has been remarked how Liszt kept returning to his song Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth, whose original text reflects the joy of Liszt’s very rare experience of holidaying on the Rhine and staying in the cloisters on the island of Nonnenwerth, en famille with Marie d’Agoult and their children in the early 1840s. Here is offered the most elusive of the many versions for solo piano, the first version, which Liszt gave the rather bulky title Élégie pour piano seul—which he later adopted as a subtitle, retaining as title that of the song. This version was published in 1843, and may date from soon after the completion of the original song in 1841 at the latest.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1998

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