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Trübe Wolken – Nuages gris, S199


Trübe Wolken (‘Grey Clouds’), or Nuages gris as it is more popularly known, drew admiration from Debussy and Stravinsky for its simple perfection. The ostensible key—G minor—is strained by dissonance, first growling then lyrical, not at all resolved by the enigmatic cadence.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1991

La perfection simple de Trübe Wolken, ou Nuages gris, son titre le plus courant, fit l’admiration de Debussy et de Stravinski. La prétendue tonalité—sol mineur—est déformée par la dissonance, d’abord grondante puis lyrique, que ne résout absolument pas l’énigmatique cadence.

extrait des notes rédigées par Leslie Howard © 1991
Français: Elisabeth Rhodes

Trübe Wolken, bzw. Nuages gris, wie das Stück meist betitelt wird, nötigte Debussy und Strawinski wegen seiner schlichten Perfektion Bewunderung ab. Die vorgebliche Tonart g-Moll ist durch zunächst knurrige, dann lyrische Dissonanz belastet, die keineswegs aufgelöst wird von der rätselhaften Kadenz.

aus dem Begleittext von Leslie Howard © 1991
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller


Track 2 on CDA66445 [2'39]
Track 2 on CDS44501/98 CD19 [2'39] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Track 7 on CDA66874 [3'27]
Track 14 on LISZT1 CD2 [2'39] 2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDA66445 track 2

Recording date
23 June 1990
Recording venue
Recording producer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Hyperion usage
  1. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 19 Track 2
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
  2. Liszt: Piano Music (LISZT1)
    Disc 2 Track 14
    Release date: August 2001
    Deletion date: July 2010
    2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted
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