Hyperion Records

Valse oubliée No 1, S215/1
composer
1881

Recordings
'Simon Barere – The complete HMV recordings 1934–1936' (APR6002)
Simon Barere – The complete HMV recordings 1934–1936
APR6002  2CDs for the price of 1 — Download only  
'Eileen Joyce – The complete Parlophone & Columbia solo recordings' (APR7502)
Eileen Joyce – The complete Parlophone & Columbia solo recordings
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'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 1 – Waltzes' (CDA66201)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 1 – Waltzes
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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
Buy by post £200.00 CDS44501/98  99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)  
'Stephen Hough in recital' (CDA67686)
Stephen Hough in recital
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Details
Track 10 on CDA67686 [3'01]
Track 13 on CDA66201 [3'05]
Track 13 on CDS44501/98 CD20 [3'05] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Track 5 on APR6002 CD1 [2'28] 2CDs for the price of 1 — Download only
Track 3 on APR7502 CD2 [2'37] 5CDs Download only

Valse oubliée No 1, S215/1
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Liszt wrote some delightful waltzes when he was in his twenties and early thirties—Valse de bravoure, Valse mélancolique, Valse-Impromptu—and then more or less abandoned dance forms for forty years. So it has long been assumed that the four Valses oubliées which he produced in his seventies were inspired by some kind of nostalgia for his carefree youth. Although the title (‘Forgotten Waltzes’) seems to confirm that assumption and although there is the occasional sentimental episode, the Valses oubliées are actually not so much nostalgic as ironic. Obviously, they do not display the demonic attitude of the Mephisto Waltzes but they all have something sardonic about them—even the most popular of them, No 1 in F sharp major, which is characterized by the impish rhythms in the opening bars, the pressure put on the initially charming main theme, the feverishly glittering second theme in high right-hand octaves, the inconclusive ending.

from notes by Gerald Larner © 2009

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Details for CDS44501/98 disc 20 track 13
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-86-20113
Duration
3'05
Recording date
25 October 1985
Recording venue
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 20 Track 13
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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