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Rigoletto - Concert Paraphrase


By Franz Liszt

Piano solo - Henle Level 9
Piano. Composed by Franz Liszt (1811-1886). Edited by Ullrich Scheideler. Henle Music Folios. Classical. Softcover. 28 pages. G. Henle #HN978. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480978).

Item Number: HL.51480978

9.25x12.25 inches.

Liszt drew on three themes from Verdi's Rigoletto; in this glittering virtuoso work; its climax is the finale with the theme in the quartet from Act III Bella figlia dell'amore.; If one ignores the fact that at this point in the opera the betrayal of Gilda's love is made known, the work offers no sign that it was written at a time of deep depression: Liszt's hope of legally marrying Princess von Sayn-Wittgenstein was slowly disappearing. Maybe Liszt's opera paraphrases are therefore to be understood as memories of happier times in Weimar.

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  • 2011-12-18 00:00:00.0 Excellent

    I highly recommend because of Marc- Andre Hamelin's fingering.

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