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A Pianoforte Recital by ERNEST LUSH

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So powerful did the beautiful surroundings of the Villa d'Este affect Liszt that just before he died he wrote seven pieces that were directly inspired by his life there. These pieces form the third volume of the ' Annees de Pelerinage' which he wrote forty years previously. ' Les Jeux d'eaux a la Villa d'Este' is the fourth of this series of pieces and one of the most perfect of Liszt's piano music. Unlike the popular conception of Liszt's piano style, it is very restrained and contains no attempt to exploit virtuosity. It is interesting to note that, particularly from a harmonic point of view, the music anticipates the devices of impressionism.

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A Pianoforte Recital by ERNEST LUSH

National Programme Daventry, 11 May 1936 21.15






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