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Einzug der Gäste auf Wartburg – Marsch aus Richard Wagners Tannhäuser, S445/1a

1876; Neue vermehrte Ausgabe

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: 12 minutes 53 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)
For some reason, Liszt returned to his transcription of the Einzug der Gäste auf Wartburg: Marsch aus Richard Wagners Tannhäuser in 1876 and, whereas the published editions had all been very faithful to Wagner’s text, allowed himself a little free improvisation before the principal theme appears, and made numerous further changes, sometimes of harmony and even of structure. These new alterations were written into a copy of the 1874 edition, and this version appeared in print for the first time in the excellent Neue Liszt-Ausgabe.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 2011

En 1876, sans qu’on sache pourquoi, Liszt reprit sa transcription de l’Einzug der Gäste auf Wartburg: Marsch aus Richard Wagners Tannhäuser et, si les éditions publiées jusqu’alors avaient toutes été très fidèles au texte wagnérien, il s’autorisa une petite improvisation libre avant l’apparition du thème principal; il effectua aussi de nombreux changements, parfois d’harmonie, voire de structure. Ces nouvelles modifications furent portées sur un exemplaire de 1874 et cette version parut pour la première fois dans l’excellente Neue Liszt-Ausgabe.

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

1876 kehrte Liszt aus einem bestimmten Grunde zu seiner Bearbeitung des Einzugs der Gäste auf Wartburg: Marsch aus Richard Wagners Tannhäuser zurück. Während die publizierten Ausgaben alle eng an Wagners Original gehalten sind, erlaubte er sich hier ein gewisses Maß an freier Improvisation bevor das Hauptthema erklingt und nahm noch zahlreiche weitere Änderungen vor, manchmal die Harmonie und sogar die Struktur betreffend. Diese neuen Veränderungen wurden in ein Exemplar der Ausgabe von 1874 eingetragen und diese Version erschien zum ersten Mal im Druck in der vorzüglichen Neuen Liszt-Ausgabe.

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

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