The Album-Leaf in A flat major S166p and the Album-Leaf in G major S166q came to light at an auction in 2004, where the present writer managed to copy them before they were sold, in the case of the A flat piece not to surface since, whereas the G major piece is now in the possession of the Istituto Liszt in Bologna. The A flat piece was the only music in a private album, otherwise empty, the second was on a small folio enclosed within the first, and alongside a loose programme of a Liszt recital in Kiev in February 1847. It is a shorter account of the sixth Consolation
in its first version, with an accompaniment pattern rather more adept to the salon than to private meditation (cf the other versions in volumes 36 and 9).
from notes by Leslie Howard © 2011