Consolations, S. 172

The Consolations are a set of six solo piano works composed by Franz Liszt. Similar to the nocturne style, these pieces were written in they keys of E major (usually reserved by Liszt for religious themes) and Eb major. There exist two versions of the Consolations: the first (S.171a) was composed by Liszt between 1844-9, and the second version (S.172) was composed between 1849-50. The first version was published in 1992 by G. Henle Verlag. The second version was first published in 1850 by Breitkopf & Härtel, this being the most popular. The source of the title Consolations may have been Lamartine’s poem Une larme, ou Consolation (Liszt had already written music titled after Lamartine's work); another possible inspiration for ... more

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