FRANZ LISZT: ORCHESTRAL PIECES
Inluding the famous Hungarian Rhapsodies Nos. 1-6 and „Les Préludes“ this 4CD-Set includes also some rarities of Franz Liszt compositions for orchestra like the Symphony to Dantes Divinia Commedia („Dante-Symphony“) or the Symphonic Poems „Tasso“ and „Mazeppa“. In those he reffered to Hector Berlioz, whose concept of an Idée fixe he appropriated like the technique of associative linking of themes. Liszt did not take a formal plan as the starting point for his compositions, but instead used a poetic-literary idea.