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Track(s) taken from CDA66771/2

Klavierstück, S189b

in D flat major

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: 0 minutes 49 seconds

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


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The theme which is immediately recognisable as the opening of the Ballade No 1 served Liszt for several album-leaves, some of which, clearly given as private gifts, are absolutely identical to each other. The two Klavierstücke represent the differing texts available, the D flat version being in the same key as the Ballade, and the A flat version being numbered 2 to distinguish it from the completely different piano piece in A flat which shares the same number in the Searle catalogue (recorded in Volume 2 of the present series).

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1994

Le thème qui est immédiatement reconnaissable en tant qu’ouverture de la Ballade No 1 fournit à Liszt plusieurs feuilles d’album, dont certaines, qui furent sans doute offertes en cadeau, sont identiques entr’elles. Les deux feuilles enregistrées ici sous le nom de Klavierstücke représentent les différents textes diponibles, la version en ré bémol étant dans la même clef que la Ballade, et la version en la bémol portant le No 2 afin qu’on la distingue du morceau pour piano, tout différent, qui porte le même numéro dans le catalogue de Searle (morceau enregistré dans le Volume 2 de la présente série).

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

Das Thema, das sofort als die Einführung zu der Ballade Nr. 1 erkennbar ist, diente Liszt für mehrere Albumblätter, von denen einige—mit Sicherheit als private Geschenke vergebene—miteinander identisch sind. Die beiden hier als Klavierstücke aufgenommenen Werke repräsentieren die verfügbaren abweichenden Versionen, die Des-Dur-Version—in der gleichen Tonart wie die Ballade—und die in As-Dur, die mit 2 numeriert ist, um sie von einem völlig anderen Klavierstück in As-Dur zu unterscheiden, das die gleiche Nummer in dem Searle-Katalog teilt (aufgenommen auf Teil 2 dieser Reihe).

aus dem Begleittext von Leslie Howard © 1994
Deutsch: Hypérion

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