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Track(s) taken from CDA67231/2
Recording details: June 1997
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: May 1998
Total duration: 10 minutes 38 seconds

'He plays here not only with his usual technical facility and understanding of the Lisztian idiom, but also with verve, wit, and an enjoyment that he conveys to the listener' (American Record Guide)

Tarantella di bravura d'après la Tarantelle de La muette de Portici d'Auber, S386i
1846; first version
1827/8; Masaniello, ou La muette de Portici

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Here is the original version (there is also a ‘second edition’ which is virtually identical to the first, except that it authorizes the elimination at will of the ‘variation’—bars 253–292) with its relentless left-hand octaves in the closing pages. Both versions were published in tandem in the Liszt Society Journal, 1995. The Tarantella, one of several grand dances in Auber’s popular opera, comes as a central interlude in Act 3. Liszt treats it to an introduction and variations, and then employs the victory chorus from Act 4 (also heard in the overture) to make his coda, ingeniously combining the two themes.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1998

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