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Liszt Ferenc: Memento Pages - Miniatures
Selected and annotated by Kaczmarczyk Adrienne
Language: Hungarian, English, German, French
Length: 68 pages
Published: March 2011
Item number: 14758
This selection is intended to reveal a less-known aspect of the genius of Franz Liszt, the greatest pianist of the 19th century: as a master of piano miniatures. While his large-scale works written over many years show Liszt as a striving composer for whom the creative process was difficult, at the same time, hidden in the shadow of the monumental peaks, the 'moments musicaux' tend to capture him in the process of improvisation, at the moment when a compositional idea flashed into his mind and was first noted down. The miniatures that feature in our selection trace his creative path through six decades (1827-1885), from his youthful testing of his wings right up to his final farewell. The manuscript of any piece that did not later become part of a cycle or the starting-point for a larger-scale composition generally remained in the mists of obscurity as a treasured memento preserved by one of his pupils or admirers.
Albumbalatt - Feuille d'album
Petite valse favorite - Souvenirs de Saint-Petersbourg
Valse pour Marie
Album leaves for the First Ballad, No. 1-2
Magyar Dalok, No. 1-2
Ungarische Nationalmelodien (Im leichten Stile bearbeitet) No. 1-3
Piano piece on a foreign theme
Consolation, Six pensées poétiques, No. 5
Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, No. 5 Pater noster
Années de pelerinage, 1re année, Suisse, No. 3 Pastorale
Piano piece based on Wagner's 'Tristan' chord
Carousel de Madame P-N
Weihnachtslied (Christus ist geboren - Nato e Cristo redentor)
Nun danket alle Gott!
Weihnachtsbaum - L'Albero del Natale - L'Arbre de Noel, No. 3 - Die Hirten an die Krippe - I Pastori al presepio
-Les Bergers a la creche
Wiegenlied - Chant du berceau
En reve (Nocturne)