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Réminiscences de "Don Juan" de Mozart – Grande fantaisie, S418

composer
1841, 1877
composer
1787; Don Giovanni, K527

 
Much has been written about the uncanny insight into Don Giovanni which Liszt shows by taking the seduction duet (with variations), the drinking song and the music of the statue of the dead commendatore and weaving a commentary upon the moral pith of the original. Even Bernard Shaw (who dismissed a masterpiece like the ‘Dante Symphony’) was obliged to rate the piece very highly, and indeed the Don has withstood the vicissitudes of public taste and has more or less remained in the repertoire. On this record the fullest possible version of the piece is presented, right down to a short cadenza in the first variation, which is to be found on a leaf in the Library of Congress but which was in fact published in the shorter two-piano version of the work, and actually postulated for inclusion in the solo version in the excellent critico-practical edition of Busoni.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1990

Recordings

Simon Barere – The complete HMV recordings 1934–1936
APR6002for the price of 1 — Download only
Liszt: Marc-André Hamelin plays Liszt
CDA66874
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 6 – Liszt at the Opera I
CDA66371/22CDs
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
CDS44501/9899CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Details

Track 2 on CDA66371/2 CD1 [19'29] 2CDs
Track 2 on CDS44501/98 CD37 [19'29] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Track 9 on CDA66874 [15'25]
Track 4 on APR6002 CD1 [15'25] for the price of 1 — Download only
Track 9 on APR6002 CD2 [15'16] for the price of 1 — Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA66371/2 disc 1 track 2

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-37102
Duration
19'29
Recording date
9 December 1989
Recording venue
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Hyperion usage
  1. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 37 Track 2
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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