Étude en douze exercices, S.136 (Liszt, Franz)



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Publisher. Info. Paris: Dufaut et Dubois, n.d.(1827). Plate J.L.B. 73.
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For Piano (Bülow)
See: 12 Grand Studies, arranged by Hans von Bülow

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Work Title Etude en douze exercices
Alternative. Title Etude en douze exercises
Etude pour le pianoforte en 48 exercices dans tous les tons majeurs et mineurs
Name Translations Études en douze exercices
Name Aliases Étude en douze exercices; Etudes en douze exercices; Etudes in Twelve Exercises; Étude en 48 exercises dans tous les tons majeurs et mineurs
Composer Liszt, Franz
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. S.136, LW.A8 (Op.1)
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFL 98
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 exercises:
  1. Allegro con fuoco (C major)
  2. Allegro non molto (A minor)
  3. Allegro sempre legato (F major)
  4. Allegretto (D minor)
  5. Moderato (B minor)
  6. Molto agitato (G minor)
  7. Allegretto con molto espressione (E major)
  8. Allegro con spirito (C minor)
  9. Allegro grazioso (A major)
  10. Moderato (F minor)
  11. Allegro grazioso (D major)
  12. Allegro non troppo (B minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1826
First Publication. 1827
Dedication Lydia Garella
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano

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  • Composed for solo piano, 1826 (= S.136), originally intended to write 48 but only 12 finished and published.
Published 1826 by Dufaut (Paris) and Dubois–Boisselot (Marseilles) as Nos.1 to 12 of Etude[s] pour le piano-forte en quarante-huit exercices dans tous les tons majeurs et mineurs, Op.6
Reprinted 1839 by Friedrich Hofmeister (Leipzig) as Etudes pour le piano en douze exercices, Op.1

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