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In his final years, Liszt was beset by tragedy, depression, and poor health. This collection presents 30 solo piano pieces from that period (until his death in 1886), many that were unknown and underperformed well into the 20th century. Included is an in-depth essay by music scholar Nicholas Hopkins exploring the influences of major life events on the composer’s work, as well as a detailed analysis demonstrating the stylistic quality and highly original nature of the pieces.
Franz Liszt: Selected Late Works for Piano Solo, 1870-1886, edited by Nicholas Hopkins, Carl Fischer, www.carlfischer.com.