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Track(s) taken from CDA66575

Einsam bin ich, nicht alleine – Volkslied aus dem Schauspiel Preciosa von Carl Maria von Weber, S453

1820; incidental music to Preciosa (Wolff), J279

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: April 1992
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: June 1992
Total duration: 4 minutes 57 seconds

Cover artwork: The Temple of Juno at Agrigentum (c1830) by Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840)


'Nothing but praise for the way he meets so many superhuman technical demands' (Gramophone)

'Scintillating … Fine recording. Not to be missed' (Classic CD)

'Another superbly produced instalment of this awesome endeavour. Enthusiastically recommended' (Fanfare, USA)
Quite why Liszt described Weber’s music to Preciosa as an opera must remain a mystery—indeed, the shape of the piece is not greatly different from Liszt’s Prometheus Choruses—but we can only thank him for bringing this charming aria to our attention.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1992

Pourquoi Listz a-t-il qualifié d’opéra la musique de Weber pour Preciosa, reste un mystère—en effet la forme de l’oeuvre n’est pas très différente de celle des chœurs du Prométhée de Liszt—mais nous ne pouvons que le remercier d’avoir attiré notre attention sur cette charmante aria.

extrait des notes rédigées par Leslie Howard © 1992
Français: Martine Erussard

Warum Liszt die Musik Webers zu Preciosa eine Oper nannte, ist schwer zu sagen—die Form des Werkes unterscheidet sich kaum von den Prometheus-Chören Liszts—jedoch können wir ihm dankbar sein, daß er uns auf diese charmante Arie aufmerksam gemacht hat.

aus dem Begleittext von Leslie Howard © 1992
Deutsch: Meckie Hellary

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