Piano Sonata in B minor, S. 178

Franz Liszt finished his PIano Sonata in B minor, S. 178, in 1853. It was first published the following year, and premiered in 1857. The piece was dedicated to Robert Schumann, as a gesture for Schumann's dedication of his Fantaisie Op. 17 to Liszt. However, Clara Schumman did not like the sonata and refused to perform it. This unenthusiastic welcome was apparently echoed by Brahms and other notable composers. Richard Wagner, however, took to the piece with great enthusiasm. This unpopular debut, coupled with its extreme difficulty, made it hard for ... more

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