Liszt: New Discoveries, Volume 4 – Leslie Howard

October 3, 2018, 9:00 am

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A citizen both of Britain and Australia, Leslie Howard has accomplished a feat unequaled by any solo artist in recording history — a 99-CD survey for Hyperion of the complete piano music of Liszt, including all 17 works for piano and orchestra. Accomplished within 14 years, it encompasses more than 300 world premieres, with many works prepared from Liszt’s unpublished manuscripts and works unheard since Liszt’s lifetime. In 2011, Hyperion released a boxed set of the project in honor of Liszt’s bicentenary. This set included the ‘New Discoveries 1-3’ that were added to the original recordings. Over the last few years, a number of further discoveries great and small have necessitated a return to the studio with more manuscripts in copy, and, in one case, a piece previously considered unfindable though published well over a century ago.