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FRANZ LISZT

The complete Liszt piano music for solo piano, including works for solo piano and orchestra

'The most adventerous, most consistenty realised, and greatest project in recording history' FANFARE

RECENT RECORDINGS

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RAKHMANINOV

Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28 from 1907

Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 in the original 1913 version.

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ANTON RUBINSTEIN

Piano Quartets in F major OP.55 bis and C major Op.66

LESLIE HOWARD

RITA MANNING

MORGAN GOFF

JUSTIN PEARSON

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REYNALDO HAHN

Belle Époque

Complete works for two Pianos and Piano Duet

LESLIE HOWARD

MATTIA OMETTO

Belle Époque reveals music that enchanted the salons of early 20th Century Paris

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FRANZ  LISZT

12 Symphonic Poems

LESLIE HOWARD

MATTIA OMETTO

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LISZT NEW DISCOVERIES VOLUME 4

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BEETHOVEN

‘The Creatures of Prometheus’, Op. 43 (piano transcription by the composer), ‘Eroica Variations’, Op. 35

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SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY

 

Leslie Howard has made upwards of 140 CDs to date including the much-lauded complete recordings of Liszt’s solo piano music along with all 17 of Liszt’s complete works for piano and orchestra, with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra under Karl Anton Rickenbacher – for Hyperion Records.

 

Other recordings include:

 

BEETHOVEN ‘Eroica’ Variations; Creatures of Prometheus – Heritage

 

GLAZUNOV Sonatas 1 & 2; Grand Concert Waltz – Pearl

 

GRAINGER Piano Music [5 CDs] – ABC Classics

 

HAHN The Complete Music for Two Pianos and Piano Duet, with Mattia Ometto – Melba

 

HOWARD 24 Classical Preludes, opus 25 – Cavendish/Boosey & Hawkes

 

HOWARD Etudes in Black and White, opus 47 – ArtCorp

 

LISZT The Complete Music for Two Pianos, with Mattia Ometto – Brilliant

 

RAKHMANINOV Sonatas 1 and 2; 3 pieces from 1917; Nunc dimittis – Melba

 

RARE PIANO ENCORES: Bruckner, Rossini, Wagner, Reger, Grieg, Gershwin, Rakhmaninov, Moszkowski, Howard, etc. – Helios [Hyperion]

 

RUBINSTEIN Fantaisie opus 77, Variations opus 88 etc. – Hyperion

 

RUBINSTEIN The Four Piano Sonatas – Hyperion

 

RUSSIAN ROMANTICS FOR CELLO AND PIANO, with Jonathan Cohen: Rakhmaninov, Glazunov & Balakirev complete original works for cello and piano – Merlin

 

SIBELIUS, GADE, GRIEG & PALMGREN SONATA – Merlin

 

STRAVINSKY Pétrouchka, with Claudio Abbado and the London Symphony Orchestra – DG

 

TCHAIKOVSKY The Three Pianoforte Sonatas – Helios [Hyperion]

REPERTOIRE

 

Over his long career, Leslie Howard has performed a vast array of solo piano music, including the complete works of Beethoven and Liszt, all the major Russian literature, and a very broad range of classical, Romantic and 20th century works moving far beyond the standard concert repertory.  He has participated in hundreds of recitals of chamber music and song, and has kept his hand in with conducting and occasional organ-playing (sadly letting slip his work on the oboe!).  His solo programmes have always been renowned for a nice balance between familiar masterpieces and things adventurous, striking and thought-provoking.

 

CURRENT CONCERTO REPERTOIRE

 

BEETHOVEN

            Concerto no. 4 in G major, opus 58

            Concerto no. 5 in E flat major, opus 73

            Concerto in C major for piano, violin and cello, opus 56

BRAHMS

            Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, opus 83

DVOŘÁK

            Concerto in G minor, opus 33

GRIEG

            Concerto in A minor, opus 16

LISZT

            Malédiction, S121

            De Profundis - Psaume instrumental, S121a

            Fantasie über ungarische Volksmelodien, S123

            Concerto no. 1 in E flat major , S124

            Concerto no. 2 in A major, S125

            Totentanz, S126

            Hexaméron, S365b

MOZART

            Concerto in E flat major, KV449

            Concerto in F major, KV459

            Concerto in B flat major, KV595

RAKHMANINOV

            Concerto no. 1 in F sharp minor, opus 1

            Concerto no. 2 in C minor, opus 18

            Concerto no. 3 in D minor, opus 30

            Concerto no. 4 in G minor, opus 40

            Rapsodie sur un thème de Paganini, opus 43

RUBINSTEIN

            Concerto no. 4 in D minor, opus 76

SCHUMANN

            Concerto in A minor, opus 54

SHOSTAKOVICH

            Concerto no. 1 in C minor, opus 35

TCHAIKOVSKY

            Concerto no. 2 in G major, opus 44