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Verdi, Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco / Liszt, Franz - Rigoletto

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Rigoletto - Concert-Paraphrase about the quartet by Franz Liszt

 

The opera paraphrases take a prominent place among Liszts complete works as a self-contained art form alongside original compositions. Feruccio Busoni values the high artistic merit of these compositions in the manner in which their well-considered structural planning in the arrangement of form and contrast and the endeavour to expand and embellish the chosen motifs place Liszts opera fantasies apart from the \"plebeian potpourri\". The early Verdi paraphrases, particularly this Rigoletto-Paraphrase composed in 1859, are far superior to the later paraphrases (including those based on Don Carlos and Aida). This exceedingly brillant concert piece based on arguably the most famous quartet in the history of opera is particularly significant for the unique way in which Liszt is able to bring together the juxtaposition of extreme contrasts - the Dukes ardent declaration of love, Maddalenas prattling rejection, the grief-stricken cantilene of Gildas and Rigolettos furious parlando - as in Verdis original, resulting in a marvellous formal unity.

Series: The Virtuoso Piano Transcription Series Band 4
Volume: Band 4
Instrumentation: Piano
Binding: Saddle stitching
Publisher: Schott Music
Duration: 6
ISMN: M-001-13212-1
ISBN: 979-0-001-13212-1

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