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Première élégie, S196
composer
1874

Recordings
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 9 – Sonata, Elegies & Consolations' (CDA66429)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 9 – Sonata, Elegies & Consolations
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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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Details
Track 14 on CDA66429 [4'22] Please, someone, buy me …
Track 14 on CDS44501/98 CD17 [4'22] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Première élégie, S196
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The two Liszt Elegies belong very much as a pair: the first (with its French title, Première Élégie) having been composed for a concert in memory of Marie Moukhanoff, and the second (with its German title, Zweite Elegie) written for Lina Ramann to thank her for her article about the first one. Both are cast in 3/4, in A flat major. The first also exists in versions for cello, piano, harp and harmonium, for cello and piano, for violin and piano (with optional harmonium), and for piano duet. The second has versions for violin or cello and piano. Both are based on simple, wistful melodies, and both build to impassioned climaxes before trilling their way to rest upon high A flat major chords.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1991

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Details for CDA66429 track 14
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-91-42914
Duration
4'22
Recording date
28 April 1990
Recording venue
Recording producer
Martin Compton & Tryggvi Tryggvason
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Hyperion usage
  1. Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 9 – Sonata, Elegies & Consolations (CDA66429)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: February 1991
    Please, someone, buy me …
  2. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 17 Track 14
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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