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Danse des sylphes de la Damnation de Faust de Hector Berlioz 'Valse', S475
composer
circa 1860
composer
1828/46; La Damnation de Faust, Op 24

Recordings
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 5 – Saint-Saëns, Chopin & Berlioz Transcriptions' (CDA66346)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 5 – Saint-Saëns, Chopin & Berlioz Transcriptions
Buy by post £10.50 CDA66346 
'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)  
Details
Track 11 on CDA66346 [4'11]
Track 11 on CDS44501/98 CD52 [4'11] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Danse des sylphes de la Damnation de Faust de Hector Berlioz 'Valse', S475
The Valse des Sylphes (thus in the published copy, ‘Danse’ in the Liszt catalogues, and ‘Ballet’ in Berlioz’s score!) is a study in delicate tone-painting in which a pedal D has to be sustained quietly throughout, and the calm to the ear belies the extraordinary amount of moving about the keyboard which the piece entails.

from notes by Leslie Howard 1989

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