M544 Week 2 (Week of August 29)

Liszt (1811–1886) the virtuoso: Transcriptions and arrangements



 Reminiscences de “Don Juan” (1841) (read this HANDOUT)


Douze Etudes D’Execution Transcendante S139(1851)

3. Paysage
4. Mazeppa
5. Feux follets
8. Wilde Jagd


Reading: Review the Grove Article on Liszt, familiarizing yourself with his life. The article is written by Alan Walker, one of the pre-eminent Liszt authorities.  You should be familiar with sections 5 through 12; as well as 17, 20, 21, 23 and 25 of the Grove article.

Chopin & Liszt: Sonatas

Sonata Forms background

Watch this video for background: https://iu.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/t/1_ekaxhfo8


Chopin: Sonata No.2 in B-Flat Minor, Op.35 (1837)

I Grave—doppio movimento
II Scherzo
III Marche funebre
IV Presto


Franz Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor (1853)

Lento assai—Allegro energico—Grandioso—Recitativo
Andante sostenuto—
Allegro energico—Andante sostenuto—Lento assai



R.M. Longyear “The Text of Liszt’s B Minor Sonata“, The Musical Quarterly, Jul., 1974, Vol. 60, No. 3 (Jul., 1974), pp. 435-450.

Charles Rosen “The First Movement of Chopin’s Sonata in B♭ Minor, Op. 35,” 19th-Century Music, Summer, 1990, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Summer, 1990), pp. 60-66

Anatole Leikin: “Repeat with Caution: A Dilemma of the First Movement of Chopin’s Sonata op. 35,” The Musical Quarterly, Autumn, 2001, Vol. 85, No. 3 (Autumn, 2001), pp. 568-582