Liszt - Twenty-one Short Piano Pieces (ABRSM)
Since most of Liszt’s vast output of piano music, both original and arranged, was obviously intended for the virtuoso, it's easy to forget that he also wrote short and beautiful pieces which are technically undemanding. Moreover, many of these are far more interesting musically than the typically brilliant works.
By way of introducing this less familiar side of a great keyboard composer, this edition offers twenty-one non-virtuoso pieces that he wrote between the ages of 38 and 74. They are arranged roughly in chronological order and prepared from original sources by leading scholars including informative introductions and performance notes.
This book comprises collections of pieces, which include:
Consolations, Six Pieces S.172;
Vier Kleine Klavierstucke (Four Short Piano Pieces) S.192; and,
Funf Ungarische Volkslieder (Five Hungarian Folksongs) S.245.