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.