Les préludes is the third of Franz Liszt's thirteen symphonic poems. It is listed as . 7 in Humphrey Searle's catalogue of Liszt's music. The music is partly based on Liszt's 1844–45 choral cycle Les Quatre Élémens (The Four Elements). Its premiere was in 1854, directed by Liszt himself. The score was published in 1856 by Breitkopf & Härtel, who also published the musical parts in 1865. Les préludes is the earliest example of an orchestral work entitled "symphonic poem".
The Great Eighteen Chorale Preludes, BWV 651–668, are a set of chorale preludes for organ prepared by Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig in his final decade (1740–1750), from earlier works composed in Weimar, where he was court organist. The works form an encyclopedic collection of large-scale chorale preludes, in a variety of styles harking back to the previous century, that Bach gradually perfected during his career.
Complete your Franz Liszt - Charles Bressler, The Choral Art Society, William Jonson, Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic collection. Les Preludes (Symphonic Poem).
8 Choral Preludes - V. Vor deinen Thron tret’ich hiermit, mit sanften Stimmendie Melodie auszeichnend. 8 Choral Preludes - VI. O Gott du frommer Gott, mit lieblichen Registern. 8 Choral Preludes - VII. Was Gott thut das ist wohlgethan, mit sanften Stimmen. 8 Choral Preludes - VIII. Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott, mit voller Orgel. 8 Choral Preludes - I. Dir, dir Jehovah (for 2 Trumpets and 2 Trombones - Rondeau). 8 Choral Preludes - II. 8 Choral Preludes - III. Jesu meine Freude (for 2 Trumpets and 2 Trombones - Rondeau)
Liszt: Les Préludes, symphonic poem N., . 7 (after Lamartine) by London Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Georg Solti. 2. 30. Liszt: Prometheus, symphonic poem N. 9. by London Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Georg Solti. The real gems in this collection, as far as Georg Solti is concerned, are the two symphonic poems on the second disc. These were recorded with the London Philharmonic in 1977 and they do make Solti's 'Faust' sound like a lullaby. Certainly, both 'Les Preludes' and 'Prometheus' have seldom received such a vigorous treatment, almost savage indeed. It works wonderfully in combination with a spectacular late analogue sound.
By Franz Liszt, arr. Rick England. Full Orchestra Conductor Score & Parts. Poeme Symphonique "Les Preludes". By Franz Liszt, arr.