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Track(s) taken from CDA67414/7

La caritá, S552b

after 1848; simplified version
La charité

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: 3 minutes 27 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)
La Caritá is a further, simplified version of La charité, whose unpublished manuscript is marked (but not in Liszt's hand) 'harmonium' – an absurd proposal for a piece so utterly suited to the piano, and quite unplayable on the harmonium without a great deal of rewriting. The manuscript bears a quotation from the first epistle general of St. John, 4/16: 'Deus charitas est, et qui manet in charitas in Deo manet, et Deus in es' ('God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him').

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1999

La Caritá est une autre version simplifiée de La charité, dont le manuscrit non publié est marqué (mais pas de la main de Liszt) «harmonium» – une proposition absurde pour une pièce si profondément appropriée au piano, et absolument injouable à l’harmonium sans un gros travail de récriture. Le manuscrit porte une citation de la première épître de saint Jean (IV, 16): «Deus charitas est, et qui manet in charitas in Deo manet, et Deus in es» («Dieu est amour; et celui qui demeure dans l’amour demeure en Dieu, et Dieu demeure en lui»).

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

La Caritá ist eine weitere vereinfachte Fassung von La charité, deren unveröffentlichtes Manuskript (wenn auch nicht in Liszts Handschrift) die Angabe ‘Harmonium’ trägt – ein absurder Vorschlag für ein Stück, das so vollkommen zum Klavier paßt und auf dem Harmonium ohne großen Bearbeitungsaufwand kaum spielbar ist. Das Manuskript enthält ein Zitat aus dem ersten Brief des Apostels Johannes (1. Johannes 4, 16): ‘Deus charitas est, et qui manet in charitas in Deo manet, et Deus in es’ (‘Gott ist die Liebe; und wer in der Liebe bleibt, der bleibt in Gott und Gott in ihm’).

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

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