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Track(s) taken from CDA66301

Impromptu, S191ii

composer
1872

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: February 1988
St Peter's Church, Petersham, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: October 1988
Total duration: 2 minutes 59 seconds
 
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Reviews

'A highly distinguished release' (Gramophone)

'The sheer quantity of music on offer may be impressive but the quality of the playing is even more remarkable, warmly sympathetic and, where necessary, thrillingly bold and impassioned' (BBC Record Review)
The Impromptu, has a second version, curiously entitled Nocturne, but the changes are slight, and, frankly, do not improve upon the original score which is recorded here. One of a number of isolated pieces which Liszt composed for his friend, the Baroness von Meyendorff, the Impromptu stands on the threshold of the extraordinary avant-garde world of Liszt’s final years, and, although the piece is cast in F sharp, there is a colourful ambiguity in some of the harmonic movement.

from notes by Leslie Howard 1988

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