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Grand galop chromatique, S219
composer
1838, with later additions

Recordings
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 28 – Dances and Marches' (CDA66811/2)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 28 – Dances and Marches
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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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'Liszt: Piano Music' (LISZT1)
Liszt: Piano Music
LISZT1  2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
Details
Track 4 on CDA66811/2 CD1 [4'10] 2CDs Please, someone, buy me …
Track 4 on CDS44501/98 CD21 [4'10] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Track 17 on LISZT1 CD1 [4'10] 2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Grand galop chromatique, S219
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The Grand Galop chromatique figures prominently in Liszt’s own recital programmes, and its enormous popularity probably accounts for the quick publication of the simplified version and the version for piano duet. But Liszt returned to the concert version on several occasions over the years, adding ossia passages and extending the overall structure. The present version represents his fullest extension of the original. The obvious lightness of the work’s character made this piece an instant crowd-pleaser, but the imaginative undercurrent throws in a marvellous sequence of whole-tones and some wickedly unresolved chromatics at the coda.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1994

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