Liszt's paraphrase of Marche militaire no.1
The following are some notes I wrote on my page regarding the acquisition of Liszt's parahrase of Marche militaire, S.426a. First (and as of writing - only) publication by St. Louis: Kunkel Brothers, 1907. Plate 2017. --Funper 14:32, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
- Update 1 (00:43, 15 June 2010): I have requested a photocopy through my library.
- Update 3 (17:00, 14 July 2010): Here is an interesting citation from a JSTOR article.
"In the note to letter 582 Dr. Prahács refers to Liszt playing Schubert's Marche militaire, and I do wish she had identified this further. There is no record (that I know of) that Liszt ever transcribed the famous piece of this name, and he surely would not have played the original simple version of four hands. Yet, in the Library of Congress there is a piano solo transcription of Schubert's Marche militaire attributed to Liszt and published in 1907 by a firm named Kunkel Brothers in St. Louis, Missouri! I have always considered it spurious; just possibly it isn't!!!"
- -Edward N. Waters. Music Library Association. Notes, Second Series, Vol. 24, No. 2 (Dec., 1967), pp. 262-263
- Update 4 (15:21, 15 July 2010): First recorded by Leslie Howard in CD3 of Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 31 – The Schubert Transcriptions I, through Hyperion Records, which gives the composition date of the piece as "circa 1870 ?".
- Update 5 (18:24, 15 July 2010): Unfortunately, they [my library] seem to be unable to fulfill my request [for a photocopy of the piece]. I will contact the Library of Congress instead.
- Update 6 (05:20, 19 July 2010): Ô marveille ! - I have received a scan of the score through a kind friend of Leslie Howard who provided it himself, which will be the basis of a new typeset by me.
- Update 7 (19:41, 7 August 2010): I have received an e-mail from the Library of Congress in which it alleges that the score is under 'copyright protection' and demand a 'written letter of permission from the right's holder'; being a work of Liszt, this is utterly impossible since he is dead, and being published before 1923, the score is for all purposes in the public domain in the US.