Liszt - Mephisto Waltz No. 1 (clarinet, violin, cello, piano)
Arranged for clarinet, violin, cello, piano
Franz Liszt composed his first Mephisto Waltz in 1859-1862, subsequently composing another three Waltzes in the 1880s. The first Waltz exists in three versions by Liszt: as an orchestral tone poem, in a piano duet reduction of the orchestral score, and as a free virtuosic piano showpiece. The orchestral work is the second of Liszt’s ‘Two Episodes from Lenau’s Faust’ and is subtitled Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke (Dance in a village inn). Liszt was inspired by Nikolaus Lenau’s dramatic poem Faust, in particular a scene depicting Mephistopheles (the Devil) and Faust at a village dance. The Waltz translates this scene into a brilliant musical work. This arrangement combines the solo piano version with the orchestral work, using the virtuoso piano coda to finish, rather than the optional quiet conclusion to the orchestral work.
Includes full score and complete set of parts