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Track(s) taken from CDA66371/2

Tscherkessenmarsch aus Glinkas Oper Russlan und Ludmilla, S406ii

1843, 1875; second version
1837/42; Russlan und Ludmilla

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: December 1989
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: July 1990
Total duration: 5 minutes 47 seconds

Cover artwork: Faust and Mephistopheles by Ferdinand-Victor-Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863)
Reproduced by permission of The Wallace Collection, London


‘Outstanding’ (CDReview)

«Leslie Howard domine avec beaucoup de chic le barrage technique des difficultés pianistiques» (EcouterVoir, France)
It is a mystery to the present writer that no-one sees fit to revive Glinka’s marvellous Russlan. Although the overture has been a war-horse in its time, there is much more to the opera than that. The march of the wicked dwarf Chernomor (literally Black Plague!) attracted Liszt from the beginning. He made two versions for piano—the superior revised version is played here—and one for piano duet, each with slightly different endings, because in the original the March breaks off very abruptly.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1990

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