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Track(s) taken from CDA66995

Weimars Volkslied, S542i

1857; No 1 in C major

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: March 1995
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: November 1995
Total duration: 5 minutes 50 seconds

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


'I constantly admired his near orchestral range of sonority—his strength in grandiloquence and his hypnotic sustaining power in intimacy. Everything is played with total conviction' (Gramophone)

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'Muy interesantes, indispensables para lisztianos' (Ritmo, Spain)
The five-versed account of Weimars Volkslied is the piano version of the choral work composed in 1857 to mark the laying of the cornerstone of the monument to the aforementioned Prince Carl August. Of its kind, it is an excellent ceremonial piece, with moments of depth and beauty not normally associated with such music.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1995

La version en cinq couplets de Weimar Volkslied est une version pour piano de l’œuvre chorale composée en 1857 pour marquer la pose de la première pierre du monument à la mémoire du sus-mentionné Prince Carl August. Cette œuvre est dans son genre une excellente composition de musique de cérémonie, avec des passages d’une beauté et d’une profondeur qui ne sont pas courants dans ce genre de musique.

extrait des notes rédigées par Leslie Howard © 1995

Abschließend die Aufzeichnung des Weimars Volkslied in fünf Strophen, mit dem dieses Programm seine Pianoversion der Chorstücke, komponiert im Jahre 1857, um die Grundsteinlegung eines Monuments des schon erwähnten Prinzen Carl August zu markieren, abschließt. In seiner Art ist es ein ausgezeichnet zeremonielles Stück mit Momenten der Tiefe und Schönheit, die normalerweise nicht mit solcher Musik assoziiert werden.

aus dem Begleittext von Leslie Howard © 1995

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