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Illustrations de l'opéra L'Africaine de Meyerbeer, S415

1837/64; L'Africaine

Meyerbeer has not enjoyed anything like the good press in recent times that he had during his lifetime, but it would be a mistake to undervalue him to the point of dismissal. There are plenty of musical reasons as well as dramatic ones why works like Les Huguenots, Le Prophète, or L’Africaine should have proved such successes. Liszt’s two paraphrases make an excellent advertisement for L’Africaine, and pianists at least should consider a speedy revival.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1990


Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 6 – Liszt at the Opera I
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
CDS44501/9899CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)


No 1: Prière des matelots 'Ô grand Saint Dominique'
Track 5 on CDA66371/2 CD2 [7'50] 2CDs
Track 5 on CDS44501/98 CD38 [7'50] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 2: Marche indienne
Track 6 on CDA66371/2 CD2 [10'56] 2CDs
Track 6 on CDS44501/98 CD38 [10'56] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

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