Franz Liszt: Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses
One of Liszt’s most personal and confessional piano cycles, the Harmonies poétiques et religieuses contains two of his best-loved masterpieces – the serenely contemplative Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude (No. 3) and the heroic elegy Funérailles (No.7). The title is taken from a group of poems by Alphonse de Lamartine which inspired the set. Several of the pieces are headed by excerpts from the Lamartine poems, giving insight into Liszt´s programmatic intentions.
The cycle was composed in the years immediately after Liszt had abandoned the concert stage, persuaded by his lover Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein to concentrate on composition.
Many of the pieces here were written at Woronince, the Ukrainian country estate of Sayn-Wittgenstein.
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|Invocation No. 1||E Major||1852||Piece||8+|
|Ave Maria No. 2||B-flat Major||1852||Piece||8+|
|Benediction of God in Solitude No. 3||F-sharp Major||1852||Piece||8+|
|Thoughts of the Dead No. 4||n/a||1852||Piece||8+|
|Pater Noster No. 5||C Major||1852||Piece||8+|
|Hymn of the Child on Awakening No. 6||A-flat Major||1852||Piece||8+|
|Burial, October 1849 No. 7||F Minor||1852||Piece||8+|
|Miserere, after Palestrina No. 8||E Major||1852||Piece||8+|
|Andante lagrimoso No. 9||n/a||1852||Piece||8+|
|Hymn of Love No. 10||E Major||1852||Piece||8+|