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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: 4 minutes 53 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)

Fantasie über Motive aus Beethovens Ruinen von Athen, S388b
c1837; first version
1811; Der Ruinen von Athen, Op 113

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
This title appears in the only edition of the work, in the excellent Neue Liszt-Ausgabe, but, as that edition makes clear, the original manuscript contains no page numbers, title, date or signature. The first half of the work is broadly the same as the opening of the later, and much longer, Fantasy published under the present title in 1865, and the remainder is really just a single variation in grandiose triplets. The ‘Motive’ of the title is a little misleading, since this version is thus concentrated upon a single number from Beethoven’s original incidental music (Marsch und Chor, Op 113/6).

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1997

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