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Track(s) taken from CDA67414/7

Morceau en fa majeur, S695

composer
1843

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: December 1998
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: August 1999
Total duration: 8 minutes 52 seconds
 
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Reviews

'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)
The Morceau en fa majeur is always listed as unfinished, and in the sense that there is a great deal of unworked-out revision in the (untitled) manuscript, this is true. But ignoring all of the additions one can retrieve the basic original version of this very lovely piece, which was composed at Nonnenwerth in the summer of 1843. There is something faintly operatic about the melody but, unless and until someone can identify a prior source for the melody, we must presume that the theme is Liszt's.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1999

Le Morceau en fa majeur est toujours répertorié comme inachevé, ce qui est vrai, en ce que le manuscrit (sans titre) comporte force révisions non travaillées. Mais, en faisant fi de tous les ajouts, nous pouvons extraire de cette fort charmante pièce (composée à Nonnenwerth, à l’été de 1843) la version originale basique. La mélodie a un petit quelque chose d’opératique mais, à moins que – et jusqu’à ce que – quelqu’un parvienne à identifier une source antérieure, nous devons présumer que le thème est de Liszt.

extrait des notes rédigées par Leslie Howard © 1999
Français: Hypérion

Das Morceau en fa majeur wird immer als unvollendet bezeichnet, und das trifft auch insofern zu, daß noch eine Menge nicht zu Ende geführter Revisionen in dem (nicht betitelten) Manuskript enthalten sind. Aber wer all diese Ergänzungen ignoriert, kann die zugrundeliegende Originalversion dieses ausgesprochen schönen Werkes, das im Sommer 1843 in Nonnenwerth komponiert wurde, für sich wiedergewinnen. Die Melodie wirkt ein wenig opernhaft, aber solange niemand eine andere Quelle für diese Melodie ermitteln kann, müssen wir davon ausgehen, daß das Thema von Liszt ist.

aus dem Begleittext von Leslie Howard © 1999
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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