Among Liszt's many album-leaves and musical visiting cards are a group of pieces based on a theme familiar to us as the principal theme of the Première Ballade
. The Album-Leaf in A flat
(Portugal) contains some small harmonic touches not found in other versions. The Album-Leaf
) proceeds exactly as the opening of the first of the Consolations
, but concludes with new material.
from notes by Leslie Howard © 1999