Liszt's piano rhapsodies stand in the tradition of his transcriptions of operatic or song melodies, yet employ folk dances and songs as their source material. Completed in 1864, Rhapsodie espagnole is a late reminiscence of Liszt's extended travels to Spain and Portugal in 1844-45. On the basis of two popular Iberian dance tunes, Folia and Jota, Liszt here sets off fireworks of representative rhythms and tone colours with a highly virtuosic presto finale. The long inaccessible autograph manuscript of the composition is now accessible once more - an occasion for G. Henle Publishers to revise its Urtext edition.
$16.95 (US) Inventory #HL 51481333 UPC: 888680973636 Publisher Code: HN1333 Width: 9.25" Length: 12.25"
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