Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 45 - Rapsodie espagnole

This forty-fifth volume in Leslie Howard's encyclopaedia of Liszt's solo piano music turns to the composer's impressions from his tour of Spain and Portugal in 1844/5.

These six pieces vividly capture the dance motifs and melodies that the composer must have heard on these travels, and the Spanish Rhapsody (initially published alongside the first collection of Hungarian Rhapsodies) has firmly established itself as a favourite in the repertoire.

CDA67145  71 minutes 38 seconds
‘There's plenty in this nicely-planned recital that's on a par with the celebrated Rhapsody and undeserving of present neglect’ (Gramophone)
‘Howard is chef, artist, minstrel and matador in this Spanish spectacle. You will be delighted by the sense of spaciousness and clarity in the recorded sound, and your paella is guaranteed to be more ...