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Track(s) taken from CDA66951/3

Marche militaire {Franz Schubert} – Grande paraphrase de concert, S426a

circa 1870 ?
D733 No 1

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: June 1994
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: March 1995
Total duration: 5 minutes 40 seconds

Cover artwork: Bank of the River Spree at Stralau (1817) by Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841)


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Liszt’s concert paraphrase on the Marche militaire – the very famous first of the Schubert Trois marches militaires for piano duet, Op 51/D733 – seems to be, without question, the source for Tausig’s well-known transcription of the work, although Liszt’s version is a good deal more subtle. It may be that Liszt withdrew his version in favour of his pupil’s transcription, which Liszt certainly praised in his obituary of Tausig who died in 1871, not yet thirty years old. In any event Liszt’s version was published, even though it is not mentioned in the catalogues, the most recent appearance being the reprint by Kunkel of St Louis, in 1907.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1995

La paraphrase de concert de Liszt de la Marche militaire – la première des Trois marches militaires de Schubert pour duos pour piano, Op 51/D733, très célèbre – semble être sans aucun doute à la source de la transcription célèbre de l’œuvre par Tausig, bien que la version de Liszt soit beaucoup plus subtile. Il est possible que Liszt ait retiré sa version en faveur de la transcription de son élève, transcription dont Liszt fit grandement les louanges dans son obituaire à Tausig, qui mourut en 1871, n’ayant pas encore atteint l’âge de trente ans. Malgré tout, la version de Liszt fut publiée, même si elle n’est mentionnée dans aucun catalogue, la publication la plus récente étant la réimpression de Kunkel de St Louis, en 1907.

extrait des notes rédigées par Leslie Howard © 1995
Français: Isabelle Dubois

Liszts Konzertparaphrase des Marche militaire – des hochberühmten ersten von Schuberts Trois marches militaires für Klavier zu vier Händen, Op 51/D733 – scheint fraglos Tausig als Quelle für seine wohlbekannte Transkription des Werkes gedient zu haben, wenn Liszts Fassung auch sehr viel raffinierter ist. Es mag sein, daß Liszt seine Version zugunsten der durch seinen Schüler vorgenommenen Transkription zurückzog Ganz gewiß lobte er diese in seinem Nachruf auf Tausig, der 1871 im Alter von weniger als dreißig Jahren starb. Auf jeden Fall wurde Liszts Fassung, obwohl sie in den Katalogen nicht erwähnt wird, gedruckt. Der 1907 von Kunkel in St. Louis ausgeführte Nachdruck stellt die neueste Ausgabe dar.

aus dem Begleittext von Leslie Howard © 1995
Deutsch: Angelika Malbert

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