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Track(s) taken from CDA66371/2

Prière et Berceuse de La muette de Portici d'Auber, S387

after 1846?
1828; La muette de Portici

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: December 1989
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: July 1990
Total duration: 7 minutes 27 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)
The three pieces remain in manuscript. Although described as ‘three’ in all the catalogues, there are really only two pieces, but the first has two parts to it, preceded by a short introduction. Actually Liszt crossed out the first part, so it is possible that he intended to publish just the introduction and the Berceuse which forms the second part. (The origin of the first part is a mystery at present—it is certainly not in Masaniello, and in any case Liszt left the whole manuscript untitled.)

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1990

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