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Track(s) taken from CDA67810

Lyubila ya de Wielhorsky – Romance, S577i/ter

circa 1843; second intermediate version

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: 3 minutes 16 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)
Liszt must have been particularly fond of the Romance: Lyubila ya (‘I love you’) by Michael Wielhorsky (1788–1856) since he made two published versions of it for solo piano (see volumes 40 and 35) as well as two intermediate MS versions and an Album-Leaf. They are all worth hearing, and the tune itself is quite haunting.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 2011

Liszt dut éprouver une tendresse particulière pour la Romance: Lyubila ya («Je t’aime») de Michael Wielhorsky (1788–1856) car il en publia deux versions pour piano solo (cf. volumes 40 et 35) et en fit deux versions manuscrites intermédiaires plus une Feuille d’album. Toutes valent d’être écoutées et la mélodie même est des plus obsédantes.

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

Liszt muss die Romanze: Lyubila ya („Ich liebe dich“) von Michael Wielhorsky (1788–1856) besonders gemocht haben, da er zwei Versionen davon für Soloklavier (s. Vol. 40 und 35) anfertigte, die gedruckt wurden, sowie zwei vorangehende Manuskriptfassungen und ein Albumblatt. Sie sind es alle wert, gehört zu werden und die Melodie selbst ist recht ergreifend.

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

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Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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