[LW C8]. 1tes Concert. [2-piano score]. Franz LISZT.

[LW C8]. 1tes Concert. [2-piano score]

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Wien: Carl Haslinger quondam Tobias [PN C.H. 11,934], [1857].

Folio. Sewn. 1f. (decorative lithographic title in beige and gray by Krätzchmer), 3-47, [1] (blank) pp. Engraved.

With blindstamp of "Th. Stürmer Stuttgart" to foot of title and first several leaves.

Outer leaves detached; spine splitting at tail; worn and browned; edges and corners frayed and slightly soiled; minor offsetting; occasional performance annotations and fingerings in pencil.

First Edition. LW C8. Searle 650. Raabe 372. LC Catalog 246. Hoboken 10, 15.

Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major was first performed February 17, 1855 in Weimar with Liszt as soloist and Berlioz conducting. The work has received its fair share of criticism, but also has a number of prominent defenders:

"There is much to be learned from a study of its original, cyclic form, which shows conclusively the absurdity of saying that Liszt's music is formless. The work breaks new ground. For while it falls into four quite distinct movements, which are are nonetheless thematically linked, it is played without a break, the entire Concerto unfolding more than twenty minutes continuous music. Bartók regarded it as 'the first perfect realization of cyclic sonata form, with common themes treated on the variation principle'—the 'variation principle' being, of course, Liszt's own technique of the 'metamorphosis of themes'." Robert Collet: Franz Liszt The Man and his Music, p. 260.

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