Annees de Pelerinage, v.2 S.161 & Venezia e Napoli, S.162 (Howard)
Romantic. While the first volume of Liszt's Annees de pelerinage (`Pilgrim Years') was inspired primarily by the landscape of Switzerland, the creative impetus for the second volume was the art and literature of Italy. Edition Peters is proud to continueits acclaimed series of Liszt critical editions from world-renowned Liszt expert and concert pianist Leslie Howard with this new urtext edition of Annees de pelerinage, Deuxieme annee - Italie. Containing an extensive critical commentary and introductory notes, the edition (like its predecessor Premiere annee - Suisse, also contains reproductions of the half-tint illustrations by Robert Kretschmer that appeared in the first edition.
Also included in this prestige volume, a must-have for any serious Liszt pianist, is the supplementary volume Venezia e Napoli, beautiful and ingenious revisions of earlier works based on Italian popular tunes. -the publisher