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Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H


By Franz Liszt

Organ. Composed by Franz Liszt (1811-1886). Edited by Ernst-Guenter Heinemann. Sheet music. Henle Music Folios. Classical. Softcover. G. Henle #HN976. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480976).

Item Number: HL.51480976

12x9 inches.

Liszt composed this virtuoso work for the dedication of the refurbished organ in Merseburg Cathedral. The manuscript was, however, only completed after the inaugural concert and the first edition was published in Holland around 1859. Today, the work is mainly played in the second version of 1872, which Liszt made at the suggestion of his pupil A.W. Gottschalg. The latter persuaded the composer to somewhat simplify the technical demands, which reflected the intentions of the older Liszt. Our Urtext edition comprises the 1872 version; in addition, the appendix contains an ossia version of measures 130 -166. The changes between the first and second versions are discussed in the preface.?

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    J. Nichols
    Jackson MS
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  • 2012-04-22 00:00:00.0 It's about time!

    I have been waiting for this edition for a long time, and I can finally say, "it is about time!" The work is carefully presented. It has the famous Henle readability and scholarship. But, one must understand that this work is in incredible controversy, going from what the original text...

    has said to what scholars and publishers have said, as well as the rest of Liszt works for Organ. I would encourage G. Henle to do the REST of Liszt's organ works!

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