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Track(s) taken from CDA66954/6

Meeresstille – Lied von Fr. Schubert, S557b

circa 1837; first version

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: April 1995
Total duration: 2 minutes 57 seconds


'His idiomatic grasp and utter reliability remain as admirable as in earlier instalments. Excellent sonics and informative notes by the performer' (American Record Guide)

'These discs not only bear moving witness to Howard's devotion to Liszt, and Liszt's devotion to Schubert, but also offer a wealth of insight into both composers' (Classic CD)

'Other performers should be inspired to include this repertoire in their programs after hearing Howard's persuasive presentation' (Piano & Keyboard)
This transcription is based upon one very familiar songs—Meeresstille (‘Sea Calm’, D216), in which Liszt manages to convey motionless water and dread at the same time with deep tremolos and arpeggios (this is the earlier version of a transcription which was later modified slightly for the collection of twelve transcriptions, S558).

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1995

Cette transcription est basée sur un chant très familier: Meeresstille, D216 («Le calme de la mer»), dans laquelle Liszt parvient à donner l’impression de l’eau qui stagne et, en même temps, de la crainte, avec des trémolos et des arpèges profonds—ce qui constitue la première version d’une transcription légèrement modifiée plus tard pour la collection de douze transcriptions, S558.

extrait des notes rédigées par Leslie Howard © 1995
Français: Catherine Loridan

Meeresstille (D216) ist ein Stück, in dem es Liszt gelingt, mittels tiefer Tremoli und Arpeggien das bewegungslose Wasser und zugleich die Furcht darzustellen—dies ist die frühere Fassung einer Transkription, die später für die Sammlung von zwölf Transkriptionen (S558) leicht abgeändert wurde

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

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