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Mélodies hongroises d'après Fr. Schubert, S425
composer
1838/9; first version
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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 31 – The Schubert Transcriptions I' (CDA66951/3)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 31 – The Schubert Transcriptions I
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'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 32 – The Schubert Transcriptions II' (CDA66954/6)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 32 – The Schubert Transcriptions II
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 33 – The Schubert Transcriptions III' (CDA66957/9)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 33 – The Schubert Transcriptions III
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No 1: Andante
Track 1 on CDA66951/3 CD2 [17'29] 3CDs
Track 1 on CDS44501/98 CD71 [17'29] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 2: Marche hongroise (first Diabelli version)
Track 2 on CDA66951/3 CD2 [6'06] 3CDs
Track 2 on CDS44501/98 CD71 [6'06] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 2ii: Marche hongroise (circa 1840; Lucca edition)
Track 5 on CDA66951/3 CD3 [6'18] 3CDs
Track 5 on CDS44501/98 CD72 [6'18] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 2iii: Marche hongroise (Fr. Schubert) (circa 1840; Richault edition)
Track 19 on CDA66954/6 CD3 [6'35] 3CDs
Track 19 on CDS44501/98 CD75 [6'35] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 2iv: Marche hongroise (1879; version for Sophie Menter)
Track 7 on CDA66951/3 CD2 [7'00] 3CDs
Track 7 on CDS44501/98 CD71 [7'00] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 2v: Marche hongroise (Fr. Schubert) (1879; 'Troisième Édition')
Track 16 on CDA66954/6 CD2 [7'20] 3CDs
Track 16 on CDS44501/98 CD74 [7'20] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 2vi: Marche hongroise (Fr. Schubert) (1879; 'Troisième édition', alternative text)
Track 16 on CDA66957/9 CD3 [7'17] 3CDs
Track 16 on CDS44501/98 CD78 [7'17] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 3: Allegretto
Track 3 on CDA66951/3 CD2 [23'40] 3CDs
Track 3 on CDS44501/98 CD71 [23'40] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Mélodies hongroises d'après Fr. Schubert, S425
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Schubert’s piano duet Divertissement à l’hongroise, Op 54/D818, is a late work of enormous breadth, comparable to the last piano sonatas, the string quintet and the last symphony in the almost leisurely length of its working-out. The title belies the work’s serious intent, but the Hungarian flavour turns up everywhere, obviously in the march, but very delicately and wistfully in the outer movements. No folk songs are apparently employed but the style of the gypsy improvisation is worked into a piece more tightly constructed than its sprawling length might suggest. Liszt was clearly entranced by the piece, probably for its Hungarian qualities as well as for his general enthusiasm for things Schubertian, but, typically, resisted Schubert’s title (Liszt wrote very little music that he considered to be ‘diverting’) and allowed for the three pieces, which he simply called Mélodies hongroises, to be performed separately (after all, in Liszt’s very respectful but colourful arrangements the whole work takes nearly fifty minutes in performance). The outer movements are in G minor and each consists of three statements of a theme, varied upon repetition, interspersed with two entirely different alternative sections, in every case in a complex ternary form entailing the reprise of almost every section with ornamental variation. (The scheme may be simply described as something like: A–BCB–A–DED–A–coda.) The march forms a splendid foil for these grand works and it became independently famous in its day, to the extent that Liszt reissued it many times with all manner of alterations to the shape and effect of the piece.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1995

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No 2v: Marche hongroise (Fr. Schubert) (1879; 'Troisième Édition')
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-95-95516
Duration
7'20
Recording date
27 June 1994
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 74 Track 16
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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