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Zweite Elegie, S197
composer
1877

Recordings
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 9 – Sonata, Elegies & Consolations' (CDA66429)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 9 – Sonata, Elegies & Consolations
Buy by post £10.50 CDA66429 
'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
Buy by post £200.00 CDS44501/98  99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)  
Details
Track 15 on CDA66429 [3'43]
Track 15 on CDS44501/98 CD17 [3'43] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Zweite Elegie, S197
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The two Liszt Elegies belong very much as a pair: the first (with its French title, Première Élégie) having been composed for a concert in memory of Marie Moukhanoff, and the second (with its German title, Zweite Elegie) written for Lina Ramann to thank her for her article about the first one. Both are cast in 3/4, in A flat major. The first also exists in versions for cello, piano, harp and harmonium, for cello and piano, for violin and piano (with optional harmonium), and for piano duet. The second has versions for violin or cello and piano. Both are based on simple, wistful melodies, and both build to impassioned climaxes before trilling their way to rest upon high A flat major chords.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1991

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