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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67414/7
Recording details: December 1998
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: August 1999
Total duration: 4 minutes 7 seconds

'As a guide to this cornucopia Leslie Howard could hardly be bettered' (BBC Music Magazine)

'All kinds of fascinating morsels … there is much here to interest any admirer of this remarkable and prolific composer' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'Fascinating trouvailles' (Classic CD)

Il penseroso, S157b
? 1839; first version

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The first version of Il penseroso – later revised for the second book of the Années de pèlerinage – has not been published, and the manuscript does not actually bear a title, but it does contain the same epigraph – a quatrain by Michelangelo which appears in the published collection. There are many minor differences between the two versions, but the intense expression of this simply-laid-out work remains constant.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1999

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