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Un portrait en musique de la Marquise de Blocqueville, S190
composer
1869

Recordings
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 10 – Hexaméron & Symphonie fantastique' (CDA66433)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 10 – Hexaméron & Symphonie fantastique
'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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Details
Part 1: Tempo rubato (Herz)
Track 10 on CDA66433 [0'33]
Track 10 on CDS44501/98 CD51 [0'33] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Part 2: Lento e religioso (Planté)
Track 11 on CDA66433 [1'00]
Track 11 on CDS44501/98 CD51 [1'00] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Part 3: Même mouvement mais avec incertitude
Track 12 on CDA66433 [1'36]
Track 12 on CDS44501/98 CD51 [1'36] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Un portrait en musique de la Marquise de Blocqueville, S190
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Putting aside Louise Bertin’s opera Esmeralda, for which Liszt prepared the piano-vocal score and Berlioz the orchestral score [why?!] the sweet little trifle in honour of the Marquise de Blocqueville is the only other shared work involving Liszt. Extracting the gist of the story from Francis Planté’s fulsome account to the Maison Durand, who issued the work in 1927 (it had previously appeared in the magazine Figaro in 1886): Herz had been teaching the piano to the young and inattentive lady, and felt compelled to show his reaction to her dilatory behaviour by writing a short, indecisive, album-leaf as her musical portrait. This she showed to Planté, years later. He responded with a piece of his own, indicating the sound of the local church bell and depicting the older woman’s mature and pious state of mind. The Marquise sent both pieces immediately to Liszt, with a request for a third portrait, and Liszt responded with a wayward connecting passage to a variant of Herz’s theme and a rich extension of Planté’s theme, which Planté himself seems to have enriched with a few bass octave doublings of his own.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1991

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Details for CDS44501/98 disc 51 track 12
Part 3: Même mouvement mais avec incertitude
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-91-43312
Duration
1'36
Recording date
24 April 1990
Recording venue
Kimpton Parish Church, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
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  1. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 51 Track 12
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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