Presentation of digibook in the Liszt Museum

23 November 2021

The new publication of Liszt Museum, entitled Unknown versions of Liszt’s works from the archives of the Liszt Museum, Budapest, was presented on 13 November.

For several years, the Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum and Research Centre of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music has sought to draw the attention to the rare, unpublished manuscripts held in its collections. The most recent publication, a so-called digibook consists of a DVD and a study. The presentation was led by Fülei Balázs, head of department at the Liszt Academy.

The value of these mostly unknown manuscripts is all the greater, since these transcriptions of works by Liszt were either made by the composer himself or he sanctioned them by only asking for minor revisions. Thus, each of these versions can, to a certain extent, be considered an authentic Liszt work. In the recordings, made by the AVISO Studio, the works are performed by professors of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, while the accompanying texts give information on both the works and performers in four languages (HU, EN, DE, FR).

This publication can be purchased at the ticket office of Liszt Museum, during opening hours.

Recorded transcriptions:

Liszt Ferenc – Carl Tausig: Faust Symphony, transcription for piano solo

Liszt Ferenc – Leopold Alexander Zellner: “Gretchen” movement of the Faust Symphony, transcription for violin, viola, violoncello, piano, harp and harmonium

Liszt Ferenc – Friedrich Wilhelm Stade: “Gretchen” movement of the Faust Symphony, transcription for piano and harmonium

Liszt Ferenc: Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher, dramatic scene with accompaniment for piano-orgue

Featured artists:

Halmai Katalin, Homoki Gábor, Jandó Jenő, Kelemen Barnabás, Kokas Dóra, Lajkó István, Lantos István, Szokolay Balázs, Szőke Diána, Vigh Andrea

Author of study: Dr. Domokos Zsuzsanna

Editor: Hajdú Lívia

Producer: Lakatos Gergely

The publication was supported by NKA.