"This final volume in Liszt’s Années de pèlerinage in the Urtext edition by renowned Liszt scholar, Leslie Howard, contains the Troisième Année – Italie S163, together with Trois Odes funèbres S516, S516a & S517. Although the Odes funèbres are not originally part of the Années they have been included in this volume because they form a musical and spiritual bridge between Années II and III. Together, these works demonstrate a character not met elsewhere in the great music literature of the nineteenth century. The thinning out of the style, almost to the point of deliberate barrenness, and the simultaneous impression of avant-garde pioneering and the reflection in solitude, even loneliness, that comes with age are particular to Liszt.
Final volume of the Années de pèlerinage series by acknowledged Liszt specialist Leslie Howard
Informative Preface and Critical Notes
With original illustrations and historical texts.