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Track(s) taken from CDA67034

Lyubila ya 'Romance', S577i

1842; first version

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: August 1995
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: July 1996
Total duration: 3 minutes 26 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)
There is perhaps just a little too much decoration in the first transcription of Lyubila ya by Michael Wielhorsky (1788–1856), and the sixteen-notes-to-the-bar accompaniment figuration was also much reduced in the second version. But the first has a number of harmonic piquancies which it would be a shame to lose by knowing only the second transcription of this sweet drawing-room melody.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1996

Peut-être la première transcription de Lyubila ya, de Michael Wielhorsky (1788–1856), était-elle un peu trop décorée, car l’accompagnement-figuration de seize notes par mesure fut beaucoup réduit dans la seconde version. Mais ce premier jet recèle un certain nombre de piquants harmoniques qu’il serait dommage de perdre en ne connaissant que la seconde transcription de cette douce mélodie de salon.

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

Vielleicht ist die erste Transkription von Lyubila ya von Michael Wielhorski (1788–1856) etwas zu verziert, denn auch die begleitende Figuration mit sechzehn Noten je Takt wurde in der zweiten Version reduziert. Sie enthält jedoch einiges an harmonischer Würze, deren Verlust schade wäre, würde man lediglich die zweite Transkription dieser lieblichen Salonmelodie kennen.

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

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