Dante Symphony, S.109 (Liszt, Franz)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1859]. Plate 9796.
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Editor Franz Liszt-Stiftung
Publisher. Info. Franz Liszt: Musikalische Werke. Serie I, Band 7.
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1920. Plate F.L. 13.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1920). Plate O.B. 629.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).
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For 2 Pianos 8 hands (Végh)

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Arranger János Végh (1845–1918)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1880]. Plate 13368.
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Arranger Composer's arrangement
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1859). Plate 9800.
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For Piano 4 hands (Hahn)

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Arranger Arthur Hahn
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1889]. Plate 18187.
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Arranger August Stradal (1860–1930)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1902. Plate 23939.
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  • Performance by L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Jesús López-Cobos (conductor):
1. Inferno
2. Purgatorio

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General Information

Work Title Dante Symphony
Alternative. Title Eine Symphonie zu Dante’s Divina Commedia
A Symphony to Dante’s Divine Comedy
Composer Liszt, Franz
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. S.109 ; LW.G14
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 movements
  1. Inferno
  2. Purgatorio. Magnificat
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1855-56
First Performance. 1857-11-07 — Dresden, the composer conducting
First Publication. 1859 – Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel
Librettist Luke 1:46, translated by Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus (St. Jerome) (ca.347–420)
Language Latin
Dedication Richard Wagner
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Vocal: female chorus
Orchestra: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets,
bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, cymbals, tam-tam, bass drum, harmonium, 2 harps, strings
Related Works See also the Album Leaf ("Dante Symphony progression"), S.167f.
External Links Wikipedia article

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Version History

  • Composed for orchestra, 1855–56 (= S.109), based on sketches dating from 1839 and 1847–48
Published 1859 by Breitkopf und Härtel (Leipzig)
  • Arranged for 2 pianos, 1856–57 (= S.648)
Published 1858–59 by Breitkopf und Härtel (Leipzig)
  • Partially arranged for organ by Liszt [and Alexander Wilhelm Gottschalg?], 1860, as Einleitung, Fuge und Magnificat aus der Symphonie zu Dantes Divina commedia (= S.672b)
Published 1869 by Schuberth & Co. (Leipzig),