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Ungarische National-Melodien 'In leichten Style bearbeitet', S243bis
composer
circa 1843

Recordings
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 51 – Paralipomènes' (CDA67233/4)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 51 – Paralipomènes
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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
MP3 £160.00FLAC £160.00ALAC £160.00Buy by post £200.00 CDS44501/98  99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)  
Details
No 1: D major
Track 15 on CDA67233/4 CD2 [1'31] 2CDs
Track 15 on CDS44501/98 CD81 [1'31] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 2: C major
Track 16 on CDA67233/4 CD2 [0'29] 2CDs
Track 16 on CDS44501/98 CD81 [0'29] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 3: B flat major
Track 17 on CDA67233/4 CD2 [1'42] 2CDs
Track 17 on CDS44501/98 CD81 [1'42] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Ungarische National-Melodien 'In leichten Style bearbeitet', S243bis
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Liszt’s so-called simplified versions somehow never manage to have any real understanding of the limitations of the amateur attached to them. The three Ungarische National-Melodien (Im leichten Style bearbeitet) make some attempt by transposing the first two numbers down a semitone. But there remain complications in the third which would have ensured that no great-aunt’s drawing-room piano would ever have been likely to sport a well-thumbed copy. The thirteenth of the Magyar Rapszódiák also appeared in a simplified version as Ungarische National-Melodie, and whilst it is by no means as fiendishly difficult as the concert version, neither is it children’s work.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1998

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