[LW A41]. Hexameron. Morceau de Concert. Franz LISZT.
CHOPIN, Frédéric 1810-1849, et al.

[LW A41]. Hexameron. Morceau de Concert

Grandes Variations de Bravoure pour piano sur la Marche des Puritains de Bellini. Composées ... par M.M. Liszt, Thalberg, Pixis, Henri Herz, Czerny et Chopin. f 3._C.M. F 2.

Vienne: Tob. Haslinger [PN T.H. 7700], [1839].

Folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), [1] (dedication), 2-31, [1] (blank) pp. Engraved.

With decorative title printed in blue and black, dedication to the Princess Christine de Belgiojoso to recto of second leaf printed in sepia.

Formerly in the collection of the Forbes Library in Northhampton, Massachusetts, with their handstamp to upper out corner of title and several pages. Musicseller's handstamp to foot of title.

Occasional light offsetting and foxing; pagination in ink to upper right corners.

First Edition. LW A41. Searle 392. Raabe 131. LC Catalog 103. Kobylanska, p. 151. Grabowski-Rink: Hex-1-Hat. Chomiński-Turlo p. 236.

"Hexameron... was written in 1837 for a charity concert given at the house of Princess Belgiojoso. Six composers took part in the work: Chopin, Pixis, Thalberg, Czerny, Herz and Liszt each contributed a variatIon, and in addition Liszt wrote the introduction, the piano arrangement of the theme, the bridge passages between the variations and the finale. The work is interesting in that it gives a conspectus in a small space of the various styles of piano writing at the time; one can see clearly how Liszt's technique stands out from that of his contemporaries, and though Chopin's contribution is admittedly not one of his greatest works, sufficient of his individual poetical personality emerges to prove his stature. But those who would like to see the kind of music that Thalberg, Herz and Pixis actually wrote may find much of interest here." Searle: The Music of Liszt, pp. 33-34.

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