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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: 5 minutes 54 seconds

Dritter Mephisto-Walzer, S215a
composer
1883; first draft

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The original conception of the Third Mephisto-Waltz has never been published, but the comparison between this version and the work's final form is an engrossing study: the first version is almost too concise, whilst the later version is right at the edge of prolixity. Both contain a reflective musing passage – risking the loss of the waltz character in an excursion into 4/4 time – and both deliberately exploit an uneasy fluctuation between D sharp minor (the unusual key of the piece) and F sharp major (its more comfortable relation).

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1999

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