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Track(s) taken from CDA66771/2

Sept Variations brillantes sur un thème de Rossini from Ermione, S149 Op 2

circa 1824
Ah come nascondere la fiamma

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: October 1992
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: February 1994
Total duration: 9 minutes 15 seconds

Cover artwork: Rocky Gorge, with a bridge, near Sorrento (1823) by Heinrich Reinhold (1788-1825)


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The Opus 2 Variations take a theme from Rossini’s Ermione, the aria ‘Ah come nascondere la fiamma’, and treat it in the brilliant salon style of the day. Liszt’s personality has not really emerged, but his flexibility in piano writing and the neatness of his formal grasp make it an attractive enough showpiece.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1994

Les Variations Opus 2 empruntent un thème à l’Ermione de Rossini, l’air «Ah come nascondere la fiamma», et le traitent dans le brillant style au goût du jour. La personnalité de Liszt n’a pas encore vraiment émergé, mais la flexibilité de son écriture pour piano et sa clarté formelle font que l’œuvre ne manque pas d’attraits.

extrait des notes rédigées par Leslie Howard © 1994
Français: Luisella Simpson

Die Opus 2 Variationen verwenden ein Thema von Rossinis Ermione aus der Arie „Ah come nascondere la fiamma“ und behandeln dies in dem brillianten Salonstil der Zeit. Liszts Persönlichkeit hat sich noch nicht wirklich herauskristallisiert, aber durch die Beweglichkeit der Klavierkomposition und die Sauberkeit seines formalen Verständnisses wird das Ganze zu einem ansehnlichen Paradestück.

aus dem Begleittext von Leslie Howard © 1994
Deutsch: Hypérion

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