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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 45 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)

Ungarische National-Melodie, S242/13a
circa 1846; Rákóczi-Marsch – Magyar rapszódia No 13a

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Liszt’s so-called simplified versions somehow never manage to have any real understanding of the limitations of the amateur attached to them. The three Ungarische National-Melodien (Im leichten Style bearbeitet) make some attempt by transposing the first two numbers down a semitone. But there remain complications in the third which would have ensured that no great-aunt’s drawing-room piano would ever have been likely to sport a well-thumbed copy. The thirteenth of the Magyar Rapszódiák also appeared in a simplified version as Ungarische National-Melodie, and whilst it is by no means as fiendishly difficult as the concert version, neither is it children’s work.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1998

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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
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