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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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Of the many piano transcriptions Franz Liszt made of the works of other composers, those he made of the songs of Franz Schubert are among his most inspired. This volume contains the legendary pianist's twelve transcriptions from Schubert's great song cycle Winterreise, along with the four songs of Geistliche Lieder and the beloved single songs «La Rose,» «Lob der Thränen» and «Die Forelle.»These rare transcriptions offer a unique blending of Classical inspiration with Romantic virtuosity. Here, Liszt retained the intense lyricism and emotional impact of Schubert's songs as he transformed them into dazzling compositions for solo piano. For generations, pianists and their audiences savored the rich rewards of Liszt's memorable achievement, even as the long-awaited publication of this Dover volume, nineteen rare gems of the keyboard literature are once more available, reproduced from extremely rare early editions.

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Among Franz Liszt's many brilliant compositions for piano, few have been so admired and performed as the Sonata in B Minor, long considered one of the greatest piano compositions of the 19th century. A work of consummate structural ingenuity, it combines and transforms four distinctive themes in one long movement, in the free, rhapsodic development characteristic of the symphonic poem.A great favorite of pianists and their audiences, this piano masterpiece is reprinted here from the authoritative Franz Liszt-Stiftung edition published by Breitkopf & Härtel. Included with it are a number of other well-known Liszt compositions. Among these are the six beautiful pieces entitled Consolations; all ten works in the Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, including the popular «Funérailles»; the two Ballades, larger-scale works which require considerable technical prowess; and the two Légendes, «The Sermon to the Birds of St. Francis of Assisi» and «St. Francis of Paola Walking on the Waves.»

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In the course of his long career as the outstanding pianist-composer of his time, Franz Liszt was a tireless champion of music by other composers, especially those whose works he felt deserved greater recognition. Beethoven's symphonies, Wagner's operas, and Schubert's songs were among the compositions Liszt chose to promote by transforming them from their original scoring into new conceptions for solo piano.This volume contains twelve great Schubert lieder in Liszt's brilliant transcriptions, including such well-known masterpieces as «Ave Maria,» «Der Wanderer,» «Die junge Nonne,» «Gretchen am Spinnrade,» and the unforgettable «Erlkönig.»Reproduced from extremely rare early editions, this unique volume of transcriptions brings to pianists and music lovers the familiar beauty of Schubert's melodies in solo piano arrangements that reflect Liszt's incomparable mastery of the keyboard.

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The greatest piano virtuoso of the 19th century, Franz Liszt possessed an astonishing ability to recreate orchestral fabric at the keyboard, enabling pianists to reproduce the texture and grandeur of symphonic works. This volume is the second of Dover's two-part set of Liszt’s piano transcriptions of Beethoven's nine symphonies, reproduced from the edition authorized by Liszt himself. Its contents include Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, «Pastorale»; Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92; Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93; and Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, «Choral.»The collection also contains engrossing pieces of background information, including a facsimile of Liszt's handwritten French preface to his Beethoven transcriptions (along with its English translation), as well as an introduction by Dr. Alan Walker, author of the definitive three volume Liszt biography.A memorable tribute from one musical genius to another, these beautiful transcriptions will delight pianists and music lovers alike.

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Liszt's reputation as perhaps the greatest pianist of all time is powerfully supported by his dazzling body of work for solo piano. The undiminished popularity of his etudes with pianists and audiences alike have made them among the most performed and recorded works for solo piano in the romantic repertoire.This superbly produced yet inexpensive two-volume edition presents all of Liszt's etudes as edited by the great pianist, composer, and musical scholar Ferruccio Busoni for the Franz Liszt Society and published by Breitkopf and Härtel in Leipzig in 1910–11.This second volume, Series II, includes many of Liszt's most important piano works. Liszt's creative method can be observed in his reworking of the Etudes d' Exécution Transcendante d'après Paganini into the Grande Etudes de Paganini (better known as simply the Paganini Etudes), and the similar revision of the «Morceau de Salon» into «Ab Irato.» The separate etudes cover a wide stylistic range, from the dazzling technical display of the most popular of the Paganini Etudes, «La Campanella,» to the graceful, restrained lyricism of «Waldesrauschen.» Each will bring to pianists and their listeners a moving encounter with the genius of this towering musical personality.

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Liszt's reputation as perhaps the greatest pianist of all time is powerfully supported by his dazzling body of work for solo piano. The undiminished popularity of his etudes with pianists and audiences alike have made them among the most performed and recorded works for solo piano in the romantic repertoire.This superbly produced yet inexpensive two-volume edition presents all of Liszt's etudes as edited by the great pianist, composer, and musical scholar Ferruccio Busoni for the Franz Liszt Society and published by Breitkopf and Härtel in Leipzig in 1910–11.This first volume, Series I, includes many of Liszt's most inspired piano works. The Etude en 12 Exercises and the 12 Grandes Etudes can both be regarded as early versions of the Etudes d' Exécution Transcendante (Transcendental Etudes). Each set is a highly successful work in its own terms, and both generally surpass the famous final version in difficulty. The separate «Mazeppa» is yet another working of one of the etudes from these sets. The individual etudes range dramatically in style from the delicate refinement of «Feux Follets» to the startling bravura of «Wilde Jagd» (both from the Transcendental Etudes). Each will bring to pianists and their listeners a moving encounter with the genius of this towering musical personality.

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A prolific composer and virtuoso pianist, Franz Liszt (1811–1886) was the most lionized musical personality of his time. His compositions for solo piano continue to be loved and admired by pianists and their audiences for their lush Romanticism and technical fireworks. They remain among the most frequently performed works in the repertoire. This choice selection of Liszt piano works reveals the powers at this extraordinary composer's command: Mephisto Waltz No.1; Nuages Gris; Liebesträume Nos. 1, 2 & 3; Grand Galop Chromatique; Polonaises Nos. 1 & 2; Valse-Impromptu in A-flat Major; Fantasia and Fugue on the Theme BACH; La Lugubre Gondola I & II; Valse Oubliée No. 1; Czárdás Macabre; Gretchen (from A Faust Symphony); Unstern: Sinsitre, Disastro; and Rhapsodie Espagnole.

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Unrivaled as a virtuoso pianist in his own day — and perhaps still — Franz Liszt was a composer of daring originality. He introduced new conceptions of harmony and melody and made radical innovations in piano technique. In a long and prolific career, he produced over 400 works for piano — brilliant compositions with flashes of eloquence and energy that evoke a full, rich orchestral sound. Best known and best loved are the Hungarian Rhapsodies.Reproduced directly from an authoritative Russian edition of the composer's works, this inexpensive and sturdily bound volume presents the complete Hungarian Rhapsodies for solo piano: No. 1, in C-sharp Minor; No. 2, in C-sharp Minor; No. 3, in B-flat Major; No. 4, in E-flat Major; No. 5, in E Minor; No. 6, in D-flat Major; No. 7, in D Minor; No. 8, in F-sharp Minor; No. 9 (Pester Karneval; «Carnival in Pest»), in E-flat Major; No. 10, in E Major; No. 11, in A Minor; No. 12, in C-sharp Minor; No. 13, in A Minor; No. 14, in F Minor; No. 15, (Rákóczy March), in A Minor; No. 16, in A Minor; No. 17, in D Minor; No. 18, in C-sharp Minor; and No. 19, in D Minor.This edition features English translations of all headings and footnotes that originally appeared in Russian. Published in association with the American Liszt Society, this edition offers all the quality features musicians have long associated with Dover: clear reproduction of musical notation, ample space for analysis, notes, fingerings, etc. Classical pianists, students, teachers, and lovers of music will applaud this handsome volume for playing or study — a convenient, affordable opportunity to explore some of the great masterpieces inspired by Hungarian gypsy music.