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Apparitions, S155
composer
1834; No 3 uses Schubert's D365/33

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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'Liszt: Marc-André Hamelin plays Liszt' (CDA66874)
Liszt: Marc-André Hamelin plays Liszt
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Details
No 1: Senza lentezza quasi allegretto
Track 27 on CDA66771/2 CD2 [6'19] 2CDs Please, someone, buy me …
Track 27 on CDS44501/98 CD2 [6'19] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 2: Vivamente
Track 28 on CDA66771/2 CD2 [3'43] 2CDs Please, someone, buy me …
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No 3: Fantaisie sur une valse de François Schubert
Track 29 on CDA66771/2 CD2 [7'46] 2CDs Please, someone, buy me …
Track 29 on CDS44501/98 CD2 [7'46] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Apparitions, S155
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Along with the early Harmonies poétiques et religieuses and the first book of the Album d’un voyageur, Apparitions stake Liszt’s earliest claim to be regarded as a mature and original musical thinker—he was 22 years old at the time of their composition. Although it is quite clear that only a very few of his contemporaries had the slightest understanding of his intentions, and generally preferred his early studies and transcriptions, it is these other extraordinarily avant garde works which forced the doubters to reconsider, and which, along with the re-examination of the late pieces, led to the re-appraisal of Liszt in the middle of the twentieth century. The first piece has a rhythmic flexibility which often suspends the perceived metre altogether, and the theme in thirds with tremolo accompaniment is one of Liszt’s most compelling. The second is uneasily torn between being carefree and poignant, again the character led by the unusual rhythm, and the third is almost like a composer under some hallucinogenic drug, dreaming of a Schubert waltz—a unique contribution to the literature, and quite unlike the later use of the same waltz in the Soirées de Vienne.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1994

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Details for CDS44501/98 disc 2 track 27
No 1: Senza lentezza quasi allegretto
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-94-77227
Duration
6'19
Recording date
20 March 1992
Recording venue
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Hyperion usage
  1. Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 26 – The Young Liszt (CDA66771/2)
    Disc 2 Track 27
    Release date: February 1994
    2CDs Please, someone, buy me …
  2. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 2 Track 27
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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