Les Préludes

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Symphonic poem by Liszt, comp. 1848, rev. before 1854. Title from one of Lamartine's Nouvelles Méditations poétiques, but mus. was orig. comp. as ov. to Les Quatres Éléments, 4 male chs. with words by J. Autran and orch. by Conradi. Liszt's preface to rev. score states that life is treated as a series of preludes to the unknown after‐life.

Subjects: Music.

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