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Apres une lecture de Dante - Fantasia quasi Sonata


By Franz Liszt

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Piano solo - Henle Level 9
Piano. Composed by Franz Liszt (1811-1886). Edited by Ernst Herttrich. Henle Music Folios. Classical. Softcover. 30 pages. G. Henle #HN981. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480981).

Item Number: HL.51480981

9.25x12.25 inches.

Often referred to by pianists as the Dante Sonata,; it is the closing piece in the second volume of the Années de Pèlerinage; (HN 174) and is now finally available as a single edition. In 1839, while under the spell of Dante's Divine Comedy,; Liszt had begun work on a fragment dantesque.; He later incorporated the work in revised form into the volume Italy; of his Années de Pèlerinage.; The single-movement sonata is based on the Canto Inferno; in Dante's poem. It describes the wild ride of the sould into hell in an effective manner, finally closing with several forgiving chords in a kind of transfiguration – one of the best examples of Liszt's technical ingenuity and sound artistry.

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