“The Final Years of Pilgrimage: Sketches and Sources for Liszt’s Années de pèlerinage, Troisiéme Année”
David H. Plylar, PhD, Music Division
The Library of Congress holds significant manuscript materials for one of Liszt’s most important piano cycles: the third and final book of the Années de pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage). We will take a close look at some of Liszt’s earlier ideas and listen to alternative thoughts, exploring the creative process that yielded these visionary late works. The Library acquired one of these manuscripts in 2016 (Den Cypressen der Villa d’Este), and this will mark its first public appearance at the Library. Featured pieces include:
Années de pèlerinage, Troisiéme Année:
1. Angélus! Prière aux anges gardiens
2. Aux cyprès de la Villa d'Este I: Thrénodie
3. Aux cyprès de la Villa d'Este II: Thrénodie
5. Sunt lacrymae rerum
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