Mainz: B. Schott's Söhnen [PN 16617], .
Folio. Sewn. 1f. (decorative lithographic title),  (blank), 2-55,  (blank) pp. Engraved.
Common title page with plate numbers of the version for two pianos (16617) as well as for solo piano (22109). Musicseller's handstamp to foot of title.
Partially disbound; outer leaves worn and frayed, with minor paper loss to blank right margin of title. Moderate soiling; corners slightly thumbed; occasional offsetting.
First Edition, later issue. LW C23. Searle 651. Raabe 373. Hoboken 10, 16 (first issue).
Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major was dedicated to pianist and composer Hans von Bronsart (1830-1913), who premiered the work on January 7, 1857 in Weimar with Liszt conducting.
As with the first concerto, the second has both its detractors and admirers - in this regard, there is similarity to the concertos of Chopin.
"Like its predecessor, the A major Concerto is a continuously unfolding 'cyclic' structure, in which Liszt employs his 'metamorphosis of themes' technique to great advantage. Unlike the E flat major Concerto, however, it does not easily lend itself to a division into separate movements; neither does it conform to the opposite kind of structural pattern evinced by the B minor Sonata–a single, long movement constructed on the principles of sonata first-movement form. It is possible that Liszt was here aiming at a type of structure intermediate between the two, and this may explain why the Concerto may seem to have a certain ambiguity of form." Robert Collet: Franz Liszt: The Man and his Music, p. 267.
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