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Track(s) taken from CDA67455

Ungarischer Marsch in B flat major, S229a


Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: April 2003
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: May 2004
Total duration: 2 minutes 13 seconds


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The Ungarischer Marsch in B flat may have been intended for some specific occasion – it has that festive air common to its fellows in the Liszt canon – but it has remained unpublished. Although the two-stave MS contains suggestions of instrumentation, no orchestral score of the piece has come to light. Besides, the MS is full of pedal directions, fully authenticating the performance of the work on the pianoforte.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 2004

La Marche hongroise en si bémol est demeurée non publiée. Même si le manuscrit à deux portées contient des suggestions d’instrumentation, aucune partition orchestrale ne nous est encore parvenue. En outre, le manuscrit regorge d’indications de pédale qui authentifient pleinement l’exécution de l’œuvre au pianoforte.

extrait des notes rédigées par Leslie Howard © 2004
Français: Hypérion

Der Ungarische Marsch in B-Dur könnte für einen spezifischen Anlass bestimmt gewesen sein – er strahlt jene festliche Atmosphäre aus, die seinen Gegenstücken im Lisztschen Kanon gemeinsam ist – doch er blieb unveröffentlicht. Obwohl das auf zwei Notensystemen angelegte Manuskript Hinweise auf Instrumentation enthält, ist nie eine Orchesterpartitur des Stücks aufgefunden worden. Zudem ist das Manuskript voller Pedalangaben, was die Aufführung des Werks auf dem Pianoforte vollauf rechtfertigt.

aus dem Begleittext von Leslie Howard © 2004
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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