Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.

Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

Click cover art to view larger version
Track(s) taken from CDA67414/7

Grande Valse di bravura 'Le bal de Berne', S209

1836; 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: 7 minutes 33 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)
This is the original text of the flamboyant and witty Grande Valse di bravura (subtitled Le bal de Berne in one of the early editions). This is of the musical and pianistic stamp which first made people pay attention to Liszt, and which, as so often, contains both the public and private humours of his musical expression, where immanent and daring originality is garbed in a glittering carapace.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1999

Voici le texte original de la flamboyante et spirituelle Grande Valse di bravura (sous-titrée Le bal de Berne dans une édition ancienne). Elle est de la trempe musicale et pianistique qui éveilla l’intérêt des gens pour Liszt; comme si souvent, elle comporte les humours privé et public de l’expression musicale lisztienne, où une originalité immanente et osée est revêtue d’une étincelante carapace.

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

Er ist von jener musikalischen und klavieristischen Prägung, die das Publikum zuerst auf Liszt aufmerksam werden ließ, und die wie so oft sowohl dem öffentlichen als auch dem privaten Temperament seines musikalischen Ausdrucks Rechnung trägt, dessen stets präsente und wagemutige Originalität in eine glitzernde Schale gekleidet ist.

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

Other albums featuring this work

Liszt: Complete Piano Music
CDS44501/9899CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Waiting for content to load...
Waiting for content to load...