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Liszt Ferenc: Free Arrangements I

Ferenc Liszt, New Edition of the Complete Works, Series II (Free arrangements and transcriptions for piano solo), Vol. 1

Edited by Éger Györgyi – Gémesi Géza – Mező Imre – Sulyok Imre
Setting: Piano
Series: New Liszt Edition
Genre: Complete Edition
Period: Romantic
Language: English, German
Length: 208 pages
Format: 23 x 30 cm
Published: 1990
Publisher: Editio Musica Budapest Zeneműkiadó
Item number: 8766A
ISMN: 9790080300190
Series II of the New Liszt Edition gives Liszt's free arrangements and transcriptions for the piano. The volume 1 of series II contains works by the young Liszt, of which the earliest, the Variation über einen Walzer von Diabelli, is probably from 1822. The variation was written to a request by Diabelli, and 49 other composers already famous at the time took part in it. For the 11-year-old Liszt it was a great honour that his name should feature in a collection alongside musicians such as Schubert, Czerny, and Moscheles.

The Zwei ungarische Werbungstänze are based on works by László Fáy and János Bihari respectively. This piece, completed in 1828, can be considered Liszt's first Hungarian piece. In addition, the volume contains works based on opera themes (Rossini, Spontini, Auber, Halévy, and Méhul), and fantasies based on themes from Rossini's song cycle Soirées musicales, Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique and the third movement of Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 2 ('La Campanella').

As customary, there are two versions of the publication: a blue clothbound edition and a grey softcover edition. The preface, which gives the most important information on the contents and technical details, is identical in both versions, but only the former includes an English description of the sources and a critical commentary. Both versions include facsimiles of pages from Liszt's original autograph manuscript.


Variation on a Waltz of Diabelli
Seven Brilliant Variations on a Theme of Rossini
R. 28 G. 149
Impromptu Brillant on Themes of Rossini and Spontini
R. 29 G. 150
Two Hungarian Recruiting Dances by László Fáy and János Bihari
R. 107 G. 241
Souvenir de La Fiancée. Grande fantaisie sur la Tyrolienne de l'opéra La Fiancée d'Auber (3. változat - 3rd version)
R. 116 G. 385
Grande Fantaisie di bravura sur la Clochette de Paganini
R. 321 G. 420
L'Idée fixe. Andante amoroso
R. 135 G. 395
Réminiscences de La Juive
R. 170 G. 409a
Deux fantaisies 1. La Serenata e l'Orgia. Grande fantaisie sur des motifs des Soirées musicales de Rossini (2. változat)
R. 234 G. 422
Deux fantaisies 2. La pastorella dell'Alpi e Li marinari. 2me fantaisie sur des motifs des Soirées musicales de Rossini
R. 235 G. 423
Grande fantaisie sur la Tyrolienne de l'opéra La Fiancée d'Auber (1. változat - 1st version -1. Fassung)
R. 116 G. 385
Tyrolean Melody from the Opera 'La Fiancée' by Auber
R. ľ G. 385a
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