Mayence: Les fils de B. Schott [PN 7416], [ca. 1890].
Folio. Disbound. 1f. (decorative title), 23,  (blank) pp. Engraved.
Common title with plate numbers for 2-hand version (7416) and later 2-piano version (8334).
Formerly in the collection of the Forbes Library in Northampton, Massachusetts, with their handstamp to upper outer corner of title and several pages.
Minor offsetting; pagination in ink to upper corners.
First Edition, later issue. LW A77. Searle 394. Raabe 133.
"The Reminiscences of Norma encompass the dramatic essence of Bellini's opera in a most imaginative way. Liszt takes seven musical ideas from the drama and arranges their appearances to depict Norma's tragic dilemma: the conflict between her human feelings of love, revenge and grief, and her spiritual calling as High Priestess. The melodies of Norma, especially the exquisitely sculpted, slow and elegiac lines of pathos, have a simple dignity and noble grandeur that Liszt mirrors to perfection." Derek Watson: Liszt, pp. 206-207.
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