Description - Franz Liszt by Franz Liszt
The present volume reproduces -- directly from an authoritative Russian edition -- the famous cycle of solo piano works that comprises a summa of Liszt's pianistic achievement, representing the maturation of his style over a period of decades. The Annees de Pelerinage (Years of Pilgrimage) consists of the Premiere Annee(Suisse); DeuxiemeAnnee (Italie) -- including the formidable "Apres une lecture du Dante" -- and its supplement, Venezia e Napoli; and Troisieme Annee. Also included in this volume are a number of related pieces: "Lyon," from Album d'un voyageur; the three pieces called Apparitions; the original version of Venezia e Napoli. In addition, new English translations of the Russian footnotes and of the editor's preface have been provided. Printed in a sturdy, attractive, and inexpensive format, this rich cycle of masterly works for solo piano belongs in the library of every serious pianist or music lover.
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Author Biography - Franz Liszt
Composer, conductor, and teacher Franz Liszt (1811-86) was renowned throughout Europe for his skills as a concert pianist. The quintessential romantic, he created an extensive and diverse oeuvre that ranges from influential experiments in musical form to more conventional pieces as well as transcriptions of works by other composers.