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Rigoletto de Verdi – Paraphrase de Concert, S434
composer
1859
composer
1851; Rigoletto

Recordings
'A Matthay Miscellany – Rare and unissued recordings by Tobias Matthay and his pupils' (APR6014)
A Matthay Miscellany – Rare and unissued recordings by Tobias Matthay and his pupils
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'Grigory Ginzburg – His early recordings – 1' (APR5667)
Grigory Ginzburg – His early recordings – 1
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'Irene Scharrer – The complete electric and selected acoustic recordings' (APR6010)
Irene Scharrer – The complete electric and selected acoustic recordings
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'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 30 – Liszt at the Opera III' (CDA66861/2)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 30 – Liszt at the Opera III
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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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'The Piano G & Ts, Vol. 1 – Vladimir de Pachmann, Aleksander Michalowski & Landon Ronald' (APR5531)
The Piano G & Ts, Vol. 1 – Vladimir de Pachmann, Aleksander Michalowski & Landon Ronald
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'Liszt: Piano Music' (LISZT1)
Liszt: Piano Music
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Details
Track 5 on CDA66861/2 CD1 [7'45] 2CDs
Track 5 on CDS44501/98 CD41 [7'45] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Track 10 on APR5667 [6'27] Download only
Track 20 on APR6010 CD1 [6'38] 2CDs for the price of 1 — Download only
Track 10 on APR6014 CD1 [6'37] 2CDs for the price of 1 — Download only
Track 13 on APR5531 [4'07] Download only
Track 19 on LISZT1 CD1 [7'45] 2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Rigoletto de Verdi – Paraphrase de Concert, S434
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The operas of Verdi supplied Liszt with a good many ideas for operatic fantasies, and the Paraphrases de concert on Ernani, Il Trovatore and Rigoletto are amongst Liszt’s finest. They were issued as a set, although the publisher managed not to print them in Liszt’s specified order, which is that observed here. Liszt had already produced another fantasy on themes from Ernani which includes some similar material, but he declined to publish it and reworked part of it into the piece recorded here. By calling these three pieces paraphrases, rather than fantasies or transcriptions, Liszt intends to convey the idea of taking a specific section of an opera, presenting it in highly pianistic terms whilst maintaining the general lines of the original. So the Ernani paraphrase confines itself to the finale of Act III (the King of Spain’s aria and chorus at Charlemagne’s tomb), the Trovatore paraphrase is upon the Act IV duet between Leonora and the condemned Manrico, with the accompanying chorus singing the Miserere (which is distantly derived from the opening of Allegri’s Miserere), and the justly famous Rigoletto paraphrase is simply a stunning re-creation of the quartet between Rigoletto, Gilda, the Duke and Maddalena in Act IV.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1994

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Details for CDS44501/98 disc 41 track 5
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-94-86105
Duration
7'45
Recording date
27 August 1993
Recording venue
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Hyperion usage
  1. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 41 Track 5
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
  2. Liszt: Piano Music (LISZT1)
    Disc 1 Track 19
    Release date: August 2001
    Deletion date: July 2010
    2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted
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