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La marche pour le sultan Abdul Médjid-Khan, S403
composer
1847
composer
1839; Grande Marche

Recordings
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 40 – Gaudeamus igitur' (CDA67034)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 40 – Gaudeamus igitur
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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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Track 3 on CDA67034 [7'45] Please, someone, buy me …
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La marche pour le sultan Abdul Médjid-Khan, S403
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Giuseppe Donizetti (1788–1856) has fared even less well than Michael Haydn as a brother of a much more gifted and celebrated man. Like Pezzini, Giuseppe was a bandmaster, although, on the strength of the present piece, does not seem totally unworthy of a place by brother Gaetano’s side. But it was at Napoleon’s side in a military capacity that Giuseppe made his career. Having developed an interest in things Turkish, he moved to Istanbul in 1828, was granted the title Pasha, and founded the court orchestra ‘Mizikay-i Hümayun’. The Grande Marche was composed for the coronation of Sultan Abdülmecid-Khan in 1839, and for some decades became the national anthem of the Ottoman Empire. Liszt composed his version when he visited and was decorated by the Sultan at Istanbul-Büyükdere in 1847. (The present writer is indebted to the Turkish composer-pianist Aydin Karlibel for his kind assistance with some of this information.) Liszt’s piece, originally entitled Grande Paraphrase de la Marche de Giuseppe Donizetti composée pour Sa Majesté le Sultan Abdul Médjid-Khan, is splendid of its kind, and well worth rescuing from oblivion.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1996

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Details for CDS44501/98 disc 29 track 3
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ISRC
GB-AJY-96-03403
Duration
7'45
Recording date
22 August 1995
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Recording producer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
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  1. Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 40 – Gaudeamus igitur (CDA67034)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: July 1996
    Please, someone, buy me …
  2. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 29 Track 3
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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