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Track(s) taken from CDA67034

Galop russe, S478ii

1844; second version

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: August 1995
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: July 1996
Total duration: 2 minutes 44 seconds

Cover artwork: Max-Joseph-Platz mit National-theater und Königsbau der Residenz (detail) (1839) by Heinrich Adam (1787-1862)


'Here's a winsome collection of chips from Liszt's workbench … Sound and notes are up to the high standard of the series too' (Fanfare, USA)

'This disc offers a little of everything, executed with aplomb and conviction by the champion of Liszt's piano music' (Soundscapes, Australia)

'The Liszt series has drawn forth praise from all the national music magazines, not least for the assured playing of Leslie Howard as well as the careful programming. This 1995 recording is up to the highest standards' (Essex Chronicle)
The first version of the Galop russe of Konstantin Bulhakov (1812–1862) has a very short introduction, and manages one extra statement of the theme and a stunningly off-course harmonic gesture in the coda. (The popularity of this piece at the time resulted in Liszt’s second version appearing within months of the first.)

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1996

La première version du Galop russe, de Konstantin Bulhakov (1812–1862), démarre sur une introduction très courte et réussit une formulation supplémentaire du thème, de même qu’un geste harmonique étonnamment décalé dans la coda. (A l’époque, la popularité de ce morceau se traduisit par la publication d’une seconde version de Liszt, quelques mois après la première.)

extrait des notes rédigées par Leslie Howard © 1996
Français: Hypérion

Die erste Version von Galop russe von Konstantin Bulhakow (1812–1862) kommt mit einer wesentlich kürzeren Einleitung zur Sache, mit einer zusätzlichen Themenvorstellung und einer verblüffenden harmonischen Geste in der Coda. (Die damalige Beliebtheit dieses Stückes bewirkte, daß Liszts zweite Version nur wenige Monate nach Veröffentlichung der ersten erschien.)

aus dem Begleittext von Leslie Howard © 1996
Deutsch: Ute Mansfeldt

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