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Kreisleriana, (8 fantasies for the piano), Opus 16, by Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
"In his diary for 1828, Schumann wrote “Tones are words, but on a higher level…music is the higher power…every composer is a poet, only at a higher level.” Schumann’s passion for writing and literature is present throughout his mature works. Here in Kreisleriana, Schumann recalls E. T. A. Hoffman’s most illustrious fictional character, Kapellmeister Johannes Kreisler, who featured as a conductor with an eccentric, genius, wild—yet tender and ardent personality, in a publication of Hoffman’s by the same name, Kreisleriana..."
Sonata in b minor S.178, by Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
"On the 2nd of February 1853 in Weimar, Liszt completed what is now widely recognised to be one of the glories of the piano literature and his greatest achievement as a musical architect; his magnum opus and the only sonata in his enormous compositional oeuvre. The Sonata is constructed as a single movement, lasting half an hour. The structure has been in debate by scholars since the time of composition; although one continuous whole, it roughly falls into a structure of four movements: fast movement, slow movement, scherzo (fugue) and finale. The Sonata is notable for its use of thematic transformation, as almost the entire musical content germinates from only five motifs which are mostly presented early on in the Sonata..."