Liszts Transcendental Studies (Etudes d'execution transcendante) of 1852 are without doubt among the triumphs of virtuoso piano music, and their visionary language and poetic expression make them a milestone of the romantic age. This set of twelve tudes represents the results of the composers own revision of a collection already published in 1827 and 1839. Accordingly, the principal source for this edition was a printed copy of the earlier version with myriad changes in the composers hand. Each of these pieces, including the famous _Harmonies du soir and _Mazeppa,bears its own title and has entered the concert repertoire less as an tude than as a tone-poem with its own distinctive flavour.? Edited by Ernst-G_nter Heinemann with fingerings by Franz Liszt and preface by MriaEckhardt.