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Tarentelle di bravura d'après la Tarentelle de La muette de Portici d'Auber, S386iii
composer
version for Sophie Menter; 1869
composer
1827/8; Masaniello, ou La muette de Portici

Recordings
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 42 – Liszt at the Opera IV' (CDA67101/2)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 42 – Liszt at the Opera IV
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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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Details
Track 6 on CDA67101/2 CD2 [10'51] 2CDs Please, someone, buy me …
Track 6 on CDS44501/98 CD44 [10'51] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Tarentelle di bravura d'après la Tarentelle de La muette de Portici d'Auber, S386iii
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The Tarentelle di bravura is certainly based on music by Auber (and also includes a further theme from the same work, which Liszt uses as a finale, and then combines with the tarantella), and was written for Marie Pleyel in 1846. Apart from a later edition which cuts an optional variation the piece remained in its original form until 1869 when Liszt prepared a new version. The manuscript outlining the changes is in the Library of Congress under the title Veränderungen in der Tarantella aus der Stumme von Portici [für] Fräulein Sophie Menter and bears in Liszt’s hand the date ‘Rome, September 1869’. These alterations, mainly of texture but incorporating some extra passages and a few harmonic improvements, were published for the first time in a parallel-text edition by the present writer in the Liszt Society Journal in 1995. The piece itself is really an introduction, theme and variations, and finale, much more Liszt than Auber, and is full of the especial pleasure that such works produce when virtuoso pianistic invention is turned to subtle musical account, even in the context of a showpiece.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1996

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Details for CDS44501/98 disc 44 track 6
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-10206
Duration
10'51
Recording date
22 August 1995
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Recording producer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Hyperion usage
  1. Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 42 – Liszt at the Opera IV (CDA67101/2)
    Disc 2 Track 6
    Release date: November 1996
    2CDs Please, someone, buy me …
  2. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 44 Track 6
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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