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Impromptu brillant sur des thèmes de Rossini et Spontini, S150 Op 3
composer
circa 1824
composer
themes from La donna del lago and Armida
composer
themes from Olympie and Fernand Cortez

Recordings
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 26 – The Young Liszt' (CDA66771/2)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 26 – The Young Liszt
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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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Details
Track 6 on CDA66771/2 CD1 [12'12] 2CDs
Track 6 on CDS44501/98 CD1 [12'12] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Impromptu brillant sur des thèmes de Rossini et Spontini, S150 Op 3
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The Opus 3 Impromptu brillant is intended for light entertainment, and the formal structure is perforce rather haphazard since so much external material is employed. La donna del lago and Armida by Rossini provide the themes for the first part of the work, the middle section utilises Spontini’s Olympie and Fernand Cortez, and the Rossini themes return in a sort of recapitulation. However, to Lisztians, the most striking thing about the piece is Liszt’s original introduction, which he salvaged to introduce the E flat major study of the 1838 set, and then eventually transformed that into Eroica in the Transcendental Etudes.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1994

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Details for CDS44501/98 disc 1 track 6
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-94-77106
Duration
12'12
Recording date
10 October 1992
Recording venue
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
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  1. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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