Dear All, Some years ago I discovered this piece played by a young pianist in a recital I had the chance to attend. I found it so beautiful that I decided to (try to) play it. Liszt wrote four versions: a first one for organ, a second for piano. Then, more than years after, another one for organ (with more notes !) and its replica for piano (also for virtuosos only). The one I am presenting here is the second version, difficult enough for me . All the piece is built on a 4-notes motive, Bb-A-C-B (in the English notation), B-A-C-H in the German one (and si bémol - la - do -si in the French one). This very chromatic theme could only generate a very chromatic, almost atonal piece. As a matter of fact, there are very few triads (accords parfaits) in the piece, but mainly diminished-seventh chords (not sure of the translation: I mean chords built with minor thirds intervals between successive notes). It gives a dark, dramatic tone to the whole piece, until the end where eventually tonality is back. As usual in Liszt, a succession of storms and very calm moments. Tiring but very agreable to play. Makes the piano sounding as an organ in a cathedral ! Thanks for listening and commenting.