The second version of Gaudeamus igitur – Paraphrase
was prepared by Liszt for publication and survives in a fair copy in a copyist's hand with corrections and title-page in Liszt's hand. Unlike the first version, the revision was never published (and it is not to be confused with the later Gaudeamus igitur – Humoreske
). It remains an amusing, if entirely unimportant, pièce d'occasion.
from notes by Leslie Howard © 1999