Liszt: Sämtliche Schriften
Bd. 4: "Lohengrin" und "Tannhäuser" von Richard Wagner
Liszt's wide-ranging essays in several parts about Wagner's two Romantic operas can be regarded as the beginning of the international reception of the works of Richard Wagner. The texts were published almost simultaneously in German and French around 1850. Both versions are arranged synoptically in the "Sämtliche Schriften" in order to allow comparisons. An extensive commentary about the genesis, transmission and consequences of Franz Liszt's "Wagner Essays" round off this handsomely presented volume.