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Love letters – and agitation. Transcendental Etudes Nos 9 & 10

‘… a bundle of yellowed love letters…’ Busoni’s description of Ricordanza, Liszt’s ninth Transcendental Etude, has yet to be bettered. The curvaceous, beautifully shaped melody has the style of an Italian cantilena, but this is not a Chopinesque imitation; the melody was … Continue reading

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