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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

 
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

Recordings

Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 5 – Saint-Saëns, Chopin & Berlioz Transcriptions
CDA66346
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
CDS44501/9899CDs 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)

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