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Apres une lecture de Dante - Fantasia quasi Sonata

Fantasia quasi Sonata

By Franz Liszt

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Piano solo - Henle Level 9
Fantasia quasi Sonata. Composed by Franz Liszt (1811-1886). Edited by Ernst Herttrich. Arranged by Hans-Martin Theopold. Sheet music. Henle Music Folios. Classical. Softcover. 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 'Annees de Pelerinage' (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 'Annees de Pelerinage'. The single-movement sonata is based on the Canto 'Inferno' in Dante's poem. It describes the wild ride of the soul 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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