G. Henle Verlag

HN983

Liszt: Les Jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este

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    • Composer: Franz Liszt
    • Editor: Ernst Herttrich
    • Fingering: Hans-Martin Theopold
    • Instrumentation: Piano
    • ISMN: 979-020180983-0
    • Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
    • Pages: 14
    • Urtext / Critical Edition

    Franz Liszt was a frequent guest of the acting cardinal at the Villa d'Este, situated in Tivoli near Rome. His "Jeux d'eaux" describe the glittering fountains, part of the water features at the villa; in measure 144, Liszt also added a quotation from the Bible to the musical text about the "water of life", thus giving the work a religious context. Maurice Ravel, who was also inspired to write a composition "Jeux d'eau" thanks to Liszt, gave his work a markedly secular accompanying text.