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Overture to Tannhauser

Concert Paraphrase for Piano Solo

By Franz Liszt

Piano (Piano solo) - x, x
Concert Paraphrase for Piano Solo. Composed by Franz Liszt (1811-1886) and Richard Wagner (1813-1883). Edited by Andreas Groethuysen and Peter Jost. Arranged by Andreas Groethuysen and Franz Liszt. Sheet music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Classical. Softcover. 44 pages. G. Henle #HN1066. Published by G. Henle (HL.51481066).

Item Number: HL.51481066

ISBN 9790201810669. 9x12 inches.

Looking back in 1876, Liszt admitted candidly to the publisher Breitkopf & Härtel that his “Wagner Transcriptions” had “only served as modest propaganda for Wagner's noble genius, using the meager possibilities of the piano.” In fact, around 1850, Wagner's operas Der Fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser and Lohengrin – which would later be so successful – were only being performed at the Weimar Court Theatre under Liszt's baton. Liszt was inspired to compose his Tannhäuser Paraphrase by performances in Weimar of the overture in 1848 and of the whole opera in February 1849. Liszt's piano arrangement of the overture is a technically brilliant piece of the highest order. It is a further milestone in Henle's series of Liszt's Wagner arrangements.

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  • April 15, 2021 Excellent Edition, Insanely Difficult

    This is an incredible edition to work with. Legible and large print, great paper quality, and an informative preface in English, German, and French. If you really want to try playing this piece (which is considered one of the hardest piano scores ever written) this is the best edition you...

    can fine. Prepare yourself for how ridiculously hard and exceptionally beautiful this "concert paraphrase" is. Not for the faint of heart.

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