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Track(s) taken from CDA66995

National Hymne 'Kaiser Wilhelm!', S197b


Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: March 1995
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: November 1995
Total duration: 1 minutes 3 seconds

Cover artwork: Gothic church on a rock near the sea (1815) by Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841)


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Apart from being in Liszt’s hand and dated by him ‘Villa d’Este, ’76’, the National Hymne remains something of a mystery. Liszt has written ‘Kaiser Wilhelm!’ over the first notes, but, although the piece resembles a piano arrangement of a chorus, no such chorus (presumably an original work by Liszt) has yet come to light.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1995

Outre le fait qu’il soit écrit de la propre main de Liszt et daté par lui-même «Villa d’Este, ’76», l’Hymne National demeure quelque peu mystérieux. Liszt a composé «Kaiser Wilhelm!» à partir des premières notes, mais bien que ce morceau ressemble à un arrangement de piano ou pour un chœur, l’œuvre chorale (on peut supposer qu’il s’agit d’une œuvre chorale de Liszt) n’a pas encore été mise à jour.

extrait des notes rédigées par Leslie Howard © 1995

Abgesehen davon, daß sie aus der Hand Liszts stammt und von ihm „Villa d’Este, ’76“ datiert wurde, verbleibt die National Hymne ein Mysterium. Liszt schrieb „Kaiser Wilhelm!“ über die ersten Noten, aber obwohl das Stück an ein Pianoarrangement für ein Chorstück erinnert, ist bisher noch kein solches Chorstück (wahrscheinlich eine Originalarbeit Liszts) ans Licht gekommen.

aus dem Begleittext von Leslie Howard © 1995

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