Pathways to Franz Liszt (A selection of easy to intermediate piano pieces by Liszt). Composed by Franz Liszt (1811-1886). Edited by Christian Ubber, Sabine Ziegler, Jochen Reutter. For piano. 24 pages. Wiener Urtext/Vienna Urtext #UT050282. Published by Wiener Urtext/Vienna Urtext (PR.UT050282).
The fact that piano works by Franz Liszt not always require the highest technical standards or are reputed to be reserved for just a few professionals is proven by the present anthology of the Wiener Urtext Edition. It comprises works by Liszt which, starting from an easy to intermediate technical level, encourage to play, rather by expressiveness than by virtuoso demands, and still allow to make progress in the playing technique which eventually is of benefit not only to playing Liszt. The selection, ranging from easy pieces such as La cloche sonne or the Consolations Nos. 1 and 2 to more advanced works such as Au lac de Wallenstadt from Annees de Pèlerinage, also takes the aspect of popularity within the framework of Liszt's piano literature into account.