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Liszt: Sonata in B Minor

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ID:249
Franz Liszt :
Sonata
Sonata   in B Minor by Liszt piano sheet music
Key: B Minor Published: 1853
Level: 8+ Period: Early Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: Scanned score (6499 kB)
piano sheet music Piano score: Autograph manuscript (10408 kB)


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xx Liszt B minor Sonata
April 21, 2002, 11:53:37 PM by phillipfawcett

I have become captivated by this amazing work - to listen to,  as yet not to play!  So far my favourite recording is Bernard d'ascoli, even above Pollini, John Ogden and Alfred Brendel whose i have heard.  His (d'ascoli) rich tone, rythmnic placement, gradation, grasp of structure and dramatic power seem sublime to me  Smiley
Any comments at all from performers/listeners are welcome thx


xx liszt's b minor sonata  V chopins b minor sonata
June 23, 2004, 04:02:59 PM by matt_haley

I HOPE TWO HEAR MANY OPINIONS ON THIS QUESTION -

IT IS SOMETHING I HAD NO ANSWER TO UNTILL RECENTY BUT WHICH IS THE GREATER WORK IN YOUR EYES - LIZST SONATA IN B MINOR   OR
                         CHOPINS SONATA IN BMINOR OP58

i BELEIVE CHOPINS SLIGHTLY EDGES IT, BOTH MIGHT NOT BE WRITTEN IN TYPICAL SONATA FORM BUT THEY ARE MASTER PEICES,  THE ALLEGRO MAESTRO OF THE 1ST MOVEMENT IS RICH AND POWERFUL AND ALSO CAPTURES A NOCTURE WITHIN THE MOVEMENT,A CRACKING SHERZO.A LONG BUT BEAUTIFUL LARGO AND THE FINALE - ONE OF THE GREATEST MOVEMENT IN ANY SONATA PRESTO MA NON TANTO THE HEAVY RUSH OF THEM F SHARP CHORDS GIVE A TASTE OF WHATS TO COME WHAT AN INCREDABILE MOVEMENT  -  THE INTERPRETATION OF EVKENY KISSIN IS FANTASTIC.

I COULD DISECT THE LIZST SONATA BUT IM SURE U ALL HAVE YOUR OWN FEWS.

I BELEIVE THAT CHIOPINS 3RD SONATA IN BMINOR OP58 PERHAPS STAKED A CLAIM TO A BEETHOVENIAN MANTLE THAT EVEN HIS MOST DISTINGUISHED SALON PIECES HAD BBEN POWERLESS TO EARN HIM.   WHAT AN INCREDABILE COMPOSER!!

DO YOU AGREE ?

THANKS ALL     Matt  ( from manchester england- im newish to the forum )


xx Liszt B-minor (H-moll) Sonata
November 29, 2004, 05:25:49 PM by bravuraoctaves

What gives it its reputation for being hard?

When I look at the score, it doesn't look as hard as other liszt pieces?

I heard it is it's length but that can't be it?  Beethoven wrote sonatas in which he asks for no breaks beetween the movements?


xx Which is 'more important', Opus 111 or the Liszt sonata?
May 10, 2005, 11:14:17 PM by argerich_smitten

This poll is really pretty childish overall and has no factual answer, but a few people have been arguing about this recently (myself included) and I was curious what the majority thought.  Initially, I was going to do "which is the best piece", but that is even more subjective (if that's possible).  Which world would be more unimaginable... a world without Beethoven's 111 or a world without the liszt sonata?


xx The Programme content(or lack of it) in the Liszt's B-minor Sonata
June 26, 2005, 02:47:35 AM by Bulgarian

Hi,

Iwas just wandering what is your opinion regarding the endless speculations about an extramusical content in the Liszt's B Minor Sonata. I have the feeling that in most of Europe the idea of Goete's Faust is still dominating. I have also read several other theories about parallels with the Bible, Milton's "Paradise Lost" and what not. Some also view it as Liszt's self-portrait.
Do you believe in any of those theries or you view the sonata as purely abstract piece of music?



xx Fastest Liszt Sonata in B Minor
August 05, 2005, 10:56:23 AM by Skeptopotamus

whose is it, what's the time and can i have a recording?  ^^


xx Liszt Sonata performed by...?
September 08, 2005, 10:47:03 PM by andhow04

sorry, U cant vote for lIsZt  !!!!

 Cheesy Shocked Roll Eyes Cool Grin

 Wink


xx Liszt: Sonata in b minor
November 28, 2005, 02:29:39 AM by lisztisforkids

One of the most fascinating works for piano. Liszt at his best. Whats the story behind this piece? What do you think of it?


xx Liszt Sonata - alternate ending
April 11, 2006, 04:07:27 PM by tompilk

I read here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano_Sonata_(Liszt) that the liszt sonata had an alternate ending, although written, never really acknowledged or played - is there a recording with this ending? Does anyone else know of teh ending? Perhaps sheet music?
THanks,
Tom


xx Liszt Sonata - YOUR Interpretations
May 01, 2006, 04:10:18 PM by ramseytheii

Hello people.  Reading a bit about the Liszt Sonata, of course you find that almost everyone puts it in the framework of Faust-Gretchen-Mephistopheles.  Arrau said, "That was taken for granted amongst Liszt's pupils."  But you can still find varying interpretations of how those characters come alive in the music.  For instance Arrau said the first allegro energico on the first page, is "definitely" Mephistopheles, while for Brendel that was the expression of Faust, clever, questioning, aggresive, always seeking new experiences and the "key" to life. 
What do you think?  How do these characters play into the sonata for you, or, do you imagine a totally different story line to the piece?  I am curious to hear everything!

Walter Ramsey



xx Am i ready for Liszt sonata in B minor
August 30, 2006, 02:25:09 PM by zheer

  Well just had the real pleasure of sight reading through this sonata,and it seems fairly pozzible apart from a few  Shocked bits. If you have any first hand knowledge please do step forward and make yourself be known to the rest of uz.

  Your'z sincerly the Baj.  Grin


xx Horowitz Liszt Sonata
November 11, 2006, 11:08:23 PM by dave santino

Just heard this, and it's completely floored me and risen straight to the top of my list of best performances. The power, passion and subtlety of this interpretation are stunning, I don't know if it's just me, but after listening to this, it's like listening to the piece for the first time again. It's made me totally re-evaluate how I'll approach the piece. Just had to say something, sorry if it's a bit inane.


xx Liszt Sonata
November 21, 2006, 03:31:03 PM by dnephi

How difficult, technically, is the sonata?  According to the amateur Van Cliburn blog, two of these were played in the same day on the finals (45 minute programs).

When I watched it, they seemed very showy and rather difficult, not to mention my opinion on its musical value.  Where do the difficulties arrive?  Are they technical, or, as Duchable feels (http://youtube.com/watch?v=NhrlOyFhrOA) are they easily handled after developing one's "technique base."  Then, it would be musically extremely difficult. 

Discussion has been done here: (http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php/topic,20287.0.html)

Thanks.




xx Alexei Grynyuk - the Octave Marvel
November 23, 2006, 07:09:54 PM by opus10no2

Amazing, no?

Liszt Sonata climatic Octave section -

http://youtube.com/watch?v=1xjiIlc5VRI


Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody no6 climatic Octave section -

http://youtube.com/watch?v=-kv6v8Boh94


xx Liszt Sonata Manuscript
December 19, 2006, 11:15:48 PM by dnephi

Well, I am not requesting it, as it is in the gold member's section: but let's discuss it!

I have been told that he changed the kind of paper he wrote upon as time went on.  Also, I am aware of the grandiose ending he chose, and near the end of the piece where another motive could have very easily been kept, but was taken out.  K. B. Hamilton said he was tempted to add it back in himself...

Daniel  Grin

Thanks for the edit, admins, and for the link to the sonata.


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