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Track(s) taken from CDA67414/7

Schnitterchor 'Pastorale – Schnitterchor aus Prometheus', S507a

circa 1850; first version

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: December 1998
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: August 1999
Total duration: 5 minutes 29 seconds


'As a guide to this cornucopia Leslie Howard could hardly be bettered' (BBC Music Magazine)

'All kinds of fascinating morsels … there is much here to interest any admirer of this remarkable and prolific composer' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'Fascinating trouvailles' (Classic CD)
The first draft of a piano version of the Schnitterchor (Reapers' Chorus) from the Prometheus Choruses is part of a very messy manuscript which continues with the opening of a piano transcription of the following chorus – the Winzerchor. The final version is actually based on a later version of the choruses themselves and avoids some of the unnecessary complications of this first effort.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1999

La première esquisse d’une version pianistique du Schnitterchor («Chœur des moissonneurs») des Chœurs de Prométhée se trouve dans un manuscrit très embrouillé, qui se poursuit avec l’ouverture d’une transcription pour piano du chœur suivant – le Winzerchor. La version finale se fonde, en réalité, sur une version ultérieure des chœurs mêmes et supprime quelques-unes des inutiles complications de ce premier essai.

extrait des notes rédigées par Leslie Howard © 1999
Français: Hypérion

Der erste Entwurf einer Klavierfassung des Schnitterchors aus den Chören zu Herders Entfesseltem Prometheus ist Bestandteil eines sehr unordentlichen Manuskripts, das mit der Eröffnung einer Klaviertranskription des folgenden Winzerchors fortfährt. Die Fassung letzter Hand fußt übrigens auf einer späteren Version der Chöre selbst und vermeidet einige unnötige Schwierigkeiten des vorliegenden ersten Entwurfs.

aus dem Begleittext von Leslie Howard © 1999
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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