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Fantaisie dramatique sur les "Huguenots" de Meyerbeer, S412ii
composer
circa 1837; second version
composer
1832/6; Les Huguenots

Recordings
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 54 – Liszt at the Opera VI' (CDA67406/7)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 54 – Liszt at the Opera VI
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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
Buy by post £200.00 CDS44501/98  99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)  
Details
Track 3 on CDA67406/7 CD1 [23'56] 2CDs
Track 3 on CDS44501/98 CD47 [23'56] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Fantaisie dramatique sur les "Huguenots" de Meyerbeer, S412ii
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The second version of the Huguenots is almost identical to the first except that it allows for a large cut and a smaller one (neither observed here), and replaces the original frenetic final section with a grand statement of the Lutheran choral Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott – which coda is also adopted in the final version. In many ways this version is the best text of all, because it allows us the whole duet, which the final version does not, and yet has the better ending.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1999

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