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Track(s) taken from CDA67810

Valse-Impromptu, S213bis

?1870s; édition facilitée

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: April 2009
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Rachel Smith
Engineered by David Hinitt
Release date: January 2011
Total duration: 4 minutes 48 seconds

Cover artwork: Portrait of Franz Liszt by Albert Eichhorn (1811-1851)
Private Collection / Roger-Viollet, Paris / Bridgeman Art Library, London


'As always, Howard's annotations reveal a high level of detective work, musical insight and scholarship without pedantry' (Gramophone)

'These CDs, the 98th and 99th in Leslie Howard's epic Liszt series, amount to something more than the latest necessary purchase for completists: indeed this latest batch of previously unknown or long-forgotten items assembles into a pleasingly comprehensive musical portrait … to all this Howard brings his by now happily familiar way with Liszt's idiom. As ever, he beautifully allows the composer's spontaneous, improvisatory streak to speak as naturally as it likes, and needs to … memo to fellow-Lisztians: don't hesitate' (BBC Music Magazine)

'The dedicated and industrious Leslie Howard continues to supplement his monumental complete recording of Liszt's piano music … throughout, Howard's fine feeling for colour and superb rhythmical sense abounds … intriguing new material is presented with the discernment and sympathy which have become the hallmark of Howard's Liszt series' (International Record Review)

'An extraordinary tour de force of pianism, musical detective work and scholarship, well recorded and impeccably annotated as always. It honours Liszt's memory in the best possible way by illustrating his many-faceted genius' (Classic FM Magazine)
The ‘édition facilitée’ of the popular Valse-Impromptu is almost certainly Liszt’s own work, since it contains a number of felicitous strokes that an ordinary house arranger would not have dared to include, so it is included for safety’s sake. It was published by Peters and credited solely to Liszt.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 2011

L’«édition facilitée» de la populaire Valse-Impromptu est très certainement l’œuvre de Liszt car elle renferme plusieurs traits heureux qu’un arrangeur ordinaire n’aurait pas osés—elle est donc incluse pour plus de sûreté. Cette version, publiée par Peters, est attribuée au seul Liszt.

extrait des notes rédigées par Leslie Howard © 2011
Français: Hypérion

Man kann mit einiger Sicherheit davon ausgehen, dass die „édition facilitée“ der berühmten Valse-Impromptu von Liszt selbst stammt, da hier mehrere besonders gelungene Wendungen vorkommen, die ein konventioneller Arrangeur sich nicht gewagt hätte, daher ist das Werk hier zur Sicherheit mit aufgenommen. Es wurde von Peters herausgegeben und ist ausschließlich Liszt zugeschrieben.

aus dem Begleittext von Leslie Howard © 2011
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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