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Cadenza for the 1st movement of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 3, S389a
composer
1879

Recordings
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 44 – The Early Beethoven Transcriptions' (CDA67111/3)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 44 – The Early Beethoven Transcriptions
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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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Track 6 on CDA67111/3 CD1 [2'07] 3CDs
Track 6 on CDS44501/98 CD67 [2'07] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Cadenza for the 1st movement of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 3, S389a
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So reads the title of the separate publication of Liszt’s cadenza, which also appeared in his splendid edition of the whole concerto arranged for two pianos, in which the soloist divides the purely orchestral passages with his ‘orchestral’ partner. (Liszt made similar versions of the Fourth and Fifth Concertos, but wrote no other cadenzas.) Like Beethoven’s own cadenza to this movement, Liszt’s works runs to 65 bars, but without Beethoven’s extensive flourishes. Liszt’s cadenza remains in common time throughout and is entirely devoid of superficial figuration. Liszt adheres very closely to the original material but allows himself to modulate quite widely: A flat minor, A minor, B flat minor, B minor and C minor are all properly established in the opening sequences until the music settles in D flat major. The second subject is recalled in B major, and steps third-wise through D major and F major before C minor is comfortably restored.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1997

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Details for CDS44501/98 disc 67 track 6
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-97-11106
Duration
2'07
Recording date
8 May 1996
Recording venue
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Hyperion usage
  1. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 67 Track 6
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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