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Fantasie sur l'opéra hongroise Szép Ilonka de Mihály Mosonyi, S417
composer
1867
composer
1861; Pretty Helen

Recordings
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 17 – Liszt at the Opera II' (CDA66571/2)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 17 – Liszt at the Opera II
MP3 £7.75FLAC £7.75ALAC £7.75Buy by post £20.00 CDA66571/2  2CDs   Download currently discounted
'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
MP3 £160.00FLAC £160.00ALAC £160.00Buy by post £200.00 CDS44501/98  99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)  
Details
Track 11 on CDA66571/2 CD2 [5'34] 2CDs
Track 11 on CDS44501/98 CD40 [5'34] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Fantasie sur l'opéra hongroise Szép Ilonka de Mihály Mosonyi, S417
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Liszt’s passionate desire for a Hungarian musical culture to be proudly exported is a refrain throughout h is correspondence, and his support for Hungarian musical education and many Hungarian composers is legion. He was delighted when Mosonyi produced the first of his works specifically entitled ‘Hungarian Opera’, and this colourful piece on themes from Pretty Helen is the resultant tribute to a composer whose neglect outside Hungary has nevertheless endured.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1992

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