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Track(s) taken from CDA66371/2

Illustrations de l'opéra L'Africaine de Meyerbeer, S415

1837/64; L'Africaine

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: December 1989
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: July 1990
Total duration: 18 minutes 46 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)
Meyerbeer has not enjoyed anything like the good press in recent times that he had during his lifetime, but it would be a mistake to undervalue him to the point of dismissal. There are plenty of musical reasons as well as dramatic ones why works like Les Huguenots, Le Prophète, or L’Africaine should have proved such successes. Liszt’s two paraphrases make an excellent advertisement for L’Africaine, and pianists at least should consider a speedy revival.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1990

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