Apres une lecture de Dante - Fantasia quasi Sonata by : Ernst Herttrich : Franz Liszt
Often referred to by pianists as the “Dante Sonata;” it is the closing piece in the second volume of the “Années de Pèlerinage” (HN 174) and is now finally available as a single edition. In 1839; while under the spell of Dante's “Divine Comedy;” Liszt had begun work on a “fragment dantesque.” He later incorporated the work in revised form into the volume “Italy” of his “Années de Pèlerinage.” The single-movement sonata is based on the Canto “Inferno” in Dante's poem. It describes the wild ride of the sould into hell in an effective manner; finally closing with several forgiving chords in a kind of transfiguration – one of the best examples of Liszt's technical ingenuity and sound artistry.
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|Publisher||Henle Urtext Edition|
| Media ||Softcover|
| Length x Width x Height||12.2 x 9.25 x 0.091 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.31 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL51480981|
| 1st Publication Date||11/2010|