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Further Reading: Staatskapelle Weimar

 Recording of the Week, Kirill Karabits conducts the world premiere of Liszt's Sardanapalo

Reconstructed by the musicologist David Trippett, the single completed act of Liszt's abandoned opera on a subject by Byron reveals what the composer's son-in-law Wagner described as 'the claw of a lion'.

 Interview, David Trippett on Liszt's Sardanapalo

The musicologist and driving-force behind today's Recording of the Week talks to Katherine about the mysterious genesis of Liszt's uncompleted opera, and the process of reconstructing the manuscript for performance.

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