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Listz's 3 versions of his 12 Etudes

Discussion in 'General' started by Anonymous, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Does anybody know where I could find a recording of Liszt's 1st and 2nd version of his Transcendental Etudes? I've searched amazon and many other sites and cannot find anything other than the 3rd ("final") well known versions.

    I have heard that the 2nd versions have become almost unplayable on modern pianos, and that only on keyboards with a very light action (such as pre-1850 pianos) can these studys be executed. It is this reason that I would love to hear what they sound like!


  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    recordings found!

    Well I'm replying to my own post because I HAVE found a recording of the 1837 version of the Transcendentals (or Grand Etudes as they were called then). I have discovered that the Australian pianist Leslie Howard has recorded every single Liszt work on 96 CDs! How did I not know about this before???!!! courtesy of - my CD (plus the original Paganini etdues) are on there way! :)

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