Liszt Music

Liszt Music

Liszt’s music remain orientated upon the one inflexible fact in a life that contained so many contrary forces, so many attempts and experiments in the art of composition—the fact that Liszt was primarily a player. He is moulded from first to last in his achievements as a composer by this dominant circumstance, and even when […]

Liszt Music – Opera and Sacred Choral Works

Liszt Music – Opera and Sacred Choral Works

Opera 1. Don Sanche, ou Le Chateau d’Amour. Opera en un acte. 1824-5. Sacred Choral Works 2. Die Legende von der Heiligen Elisabeth. Oratorio on words o f Otto Roquette. 1857—62. 3. Christus. Oratorio on texts from the Holy Scripture and the Catholic Liturgy. 1855—67. I. Christmas Oratorio. 1. Introduction. 2. Pastorale and Annunciation. 3. Stabat […]

Liszt Music – Orchestral Works

Liszt Music – Orchestral Works

Symphonic Poems 95. Ce qu’on entend sur la montagne (Bergsymphonie) after Victor Hugo. 3 versions: 1. 1848-9. 2. 1850. 3. 1854. 96. Tasso, Lamento e Trionfo, after Byron. 4 versions; 1849-54. (S. W. 1841-1854.) 97. Les Preludes, after Lamartine, 1848, as intro. to 80; rev. before 1854. Cf. 142, 304. 98. Orpheus 1853-4. 99. Prometheus. […]

Liszt Music – Organ, Songs and other Vocal Works

Liszt Music – Organ, Songs and other Vocal Works

Organ 259. Fantasy and Fugue on the chorale: Ad nos, ad salutarem undam. 1850; theme from Meyerbeer’s Le Prophete. Cf. 414. 260. Prelude and Fugue on the name BACH. 1st version, 1885; 2nd version, 1870. Cf. 529. 261. Pio IX. Der Papsthymnus. 1863 (?). Later became 3, 8. 261a Andante religioso. 262. Ora pro nobis. […]

Liszt Music – Pianoforte Works

Liszt Music – Pianoforte Works

Studies 136. Etude en 48 exercises dans tous les tons majeurs et mineurs. 1826; only 12 were written. Cf. 137-9. 137. 24 Grandes Etudes. 1837; from 136. Only 12 were written. 138. Mazeppa. c. 1840 (?) from 137, 4. (S.W.: sketched 1829) 139. Etudes d’execution transcendante. 1851; from 138-8. Cf. 100. 1. Preludio. 2. A […]

Liszt Music – Pianoforte, Orchestra and Chamber Music Works

Liszt Music – Pianoforte, Orchestra and Chamber Music Works

Pianoforte and Orchestra 120. Grande Fantaisie Symphonique on themes from Berlioz’ Lelio. 1834. 121. Malediction, with string orchestra. Sketched c. 1830 (?); rev. c. 1840 (?). Cf. 99, 108. (S.W.: 1840). 122. Fantasia on themes from Beethoven’s Ruins of Athens. 1848-52. (S.W.: latest 1837). 123. Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Themes. C. 1852, from 244, 14. […]

Liszt Music – Secular Choral Works

Liszt Music – Secular Choral Works

67. Festkantate zur Enthullung des Beethoven-Denkmals in Bonn (O. L. B. Wolff). SSTTBB soli, chorus and orch. 1845. 68. Zur Sakularfeier Beethovens (2nd Beethoven Cantata) (Adolf Stern and Gregorovius). SATB soli, chorus and orch. 1869-70. 69. Chore zu Herders EntfesseltemPrometheus. SATTBB soli, chorus and orch. 1850; rev. 1855. 70. An die Kunstler (Schiller). TTBB soli, […]