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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67193
Recording details: May 1997
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: January 1998
Total duration: 7 minutes 0 seconds

'[Howard] can play anything that Liszt wrote, it seems, and be as intelligent and sensitive' (Classic CD)

Mazeppa, S138
1840; intermediate version

Mazeppa S138  [7'00]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Mazeppa is easily recognized as the immediate precursor of the fourth of the Transcendental Studies, and of the later symphonic poem. It is a slightly reworked version of the fourth of the Douze Grandes Études where it bore no title. Now, with a new introduction and coda (and, in the present performance, taking the opportunity to present Liszt’s ossia text for all passages where he provides one) the work takes on a programme: the career of the hero of Hugo’s poem—itself a homage to Byron’s—describing the wild ride of Mazeppa tied to a galloping horse and surviving in triumph.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1998

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