Franz Liszt

Rigoletto Konzertparaphrase
Kommentar/Commentary: Ulrich Scheideler

[Rigoletto, concert paraphrase, piano, S.434]

Liszt: Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto
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[Henle Music Facsimiles, 23]. Munich, 2011. Oblong, 36 x 24 cm, 22 pp. Deluxe full-color facsimile of the autograph “working copy”, issued on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Liszt’s birth. Franz Liszt not only wrote a series of opera paraphrases during his virtuoso years, but also composed some in his Weimar years from 1848 onwards. He did not, however, write them for himself but for the pianist friend (who was also his son-in-law) Hans von Bülow. Among these works, the paraphrase on Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto”, which was published in 1860, occupies a special place on account of its incredible virtuosity and at the same time its filigree texture. Since this is a working manuscript, the facsimile also offers fascinating insights into Liszt’s manner of working. Commentary in Ger-Eng. Handsome black moiré coverboards with Liszt’s signature in red. $82  (view other volumes from this series)

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