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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA66954/6
Recording details: June 1994
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: April 1995
Total duration: 6 minutes 55 seconds

'His idiomatic grasp and utter reliability remain as admirable as in earlier instalments. Excellent sonics and informative notes by the performer' (American Record Guide)

'These discs not only bear moving witness to Howard's devotion to Liszt, and Liszt's devotion to Schubert, but also offer a wealth of insight into both composers' (Classic CD)

'Other performers should be inspired to include this repertoire in their programs after hearing Howard's persuasive presentation' (Piano & Keyboard)

Ständchen 'Leise flehen' – Lied von Fr. Schubert, S560/7a
circa 1880; fourth version; for Lina Ramann

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Here are Liszt’s last thoughts on Ständchen (‘Leise flehen meine Lieder’) (‘Serenade—Gently imploring go my songs’, D957/4) from Schwanengesang, effectively his fourth version of it—he had first issued a transcription of it long before he set about preparing the whole of the collection, effectively in two complete versions. In his last years he added to the second version a new cadenza at the coda for his student and biographer, Lina Ramann, further underlining the sense of the closing lines: ‘Bebend harr ich dir entgegen! Komm, beglücke mich!’ (‘Trembling, I await your approach! Come, bring me joy!’).

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1995

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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
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