Count Imre Széchényi (1825–1898) is himself the dedicatee of Liszt’s transcription of his Bevezetés és magyar induló
(Introduction and Hungarian March), almost as if Liszt wanted to cover himself in advance for taking many liberties with the original. In fact the piece becomes all but an original Hungarian Rhapsody, and resembles very closely the four late Rhapsodies—numbers 16 to 19—and especially the last, which is actually based on music by Kornél Ábrányi. Here, as in all the later Hungarian publications, Liszt insisted that his Christian name was given only in Hungarian.
from notes by Leslie Howard © 1995