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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.┬áThe curvaceous, beautifully shaped melody has the style of an Italian┬ácantilena, but this is not a Chopinesque imitation; the melody was … Continue reading

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