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Landscape after a Thunderstorm (c1830) by Joseph Anton Koch (1768-1839)
Track(s) taken from CDA67111/3
Recording details: May 1996
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: April 1997
Total duration: 2 minutes 7 seconds

'One can only marvel at Leslie Howard's tireless advocacy of Liszt, and the way he constantly overcomes the multitude of technical obstacles in his path' (Gramophone)

'This early Beethoven collection finds Howard on top form. The notes which [he] writes to accompany each issue are erudite, witty, totally enthralling for Lisztians and pianophiles alike' (BBC Record Review)

'Titanic performances. I recommend this presentation to you simply as something which is sine qua non for any connoisseur of outstanding pianism. It has seldom been off my CD player since I received it' (Soundscapes, Australia)

Cadenza for the 1st movement of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 3, S389a
composer
1879

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
So reads the title of the separate publication of Liszt’s cadenza, which also appeared in his splendid edition of the whole concerto arranged for two pianos, in which the soloist divides the purely orchestral passages with his ‘orchestral’ partner. (Liszt made similar versions of the Fourth and Fifth Concertos, but wrote no other cadenzas.) Like Beethoven’s own cadenza to this movement, Liszt’s works runs to 65 bars, but without Beethoven’s extensive flourishes. Liszt’s cadenza remains in common time throughout and is entirely devoid of superficial figuration. Liszt adheres very closely to the original material but allows himself to modulate quite widely: A flat minor, A minor, B flat minor, B minor and C minor are all properly established in the opening sequences until the music settles in D flat major. The second subject is recalled in B major, and steps third-wise through D major and F major before C minor is comfortably restored.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1997

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