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Track(s) taken from CDA67101/2
Recording details: August 1995
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: November 1996
Total duration: 7 minutes 22 seconds

'A major revelation of nineteenth-century ideas and techniques. There is musical nourishment here as well as entertainment' (Gramophone)

'This new two-CD set is as fascinating as any and contains many recordings which are thought to be first, and which are probably the first performances at all for more than 100 years. A pair of discs to which I shall often return, marvelling at the brio that Leslie Howard unfailingly brings to this taxing music' (Classic CD)

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Chœur des pèlerins aus der Oper Tannhäuser von Richard Wagner 'Chor der älteren Pilger', S443ii
second version; circa 1885
1845; Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf der Wartburg

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
No one could accuse the seventy-four-year-old Liszt of piling insurmountable difficulties into his second transcription of the Pilgrims’ Chorus from Tannhäuser (the early editions could not decide between ‘old’ or ‘young’ pilgrims, but Liszt specifies ‘old’), which strips the music to its barest essentials, but retains an adaptation of the coda which Liszt composed for his first transcription of Wagner’s piece. (On both occasions, Liszt provides long and short versions of the coda, and the longer is recorded here.)

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1996

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