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Petite Valse 'Nachspiel zu den drei vergessenen Walzer', S695e
composer
? 1884; completed by Leslie Howard
composer
completion

Recordings
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 56 – Rarities, Curiosities, Album Leaves and Fragments' (CDA67414/7)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 56 – Rarities, Curiosities, Album Leaves and Fragments
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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 14 on CDA67414/7 CD4 [2'10] 4CDs for the price of 3 — Last few CD copies remaining
Track 14 on CDS44501/98 CD88 [2'10] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Track 19 on LISZT1 CD2 [2'10] 2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Petite Valse 'Nachspiel zu den drei vergessenen Walzer', S695e
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It would seem that the unpublished Petite Valse was written some time between the composition of the third and the fourth Valses oubliées, since it is described as a pendant to the three waltzes. The manuscript (in the Goethe-Schiller Archive) is in a terrible state: at some stage it has been torn asunder, both from top to bottom and from side to side – a crime if the deed was not perpetrated by Liszt in a moment of self-doubt, merely a pity otherwise, because the fragment is of that other-worldly nostalgic beauty unique to the gentler works of Liszt's old age. The piece consists of 101 bars of music, and a final change of key signature indicating a return to earlier material. The present writer has completed the piece by adding twenty-five bars, twenty of which are entirely Liszt's, and the last five bars only contain the vanishing spectre of the previous phrase, in imitation of a passage in the Troisième Valse oubliée. This is simply too haunting a piece to discard unheard.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1999

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