Liszt¬ís 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 composer¬ís 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 composer¬ís hand. Each of these pieces, including the famous ¬ìHarmonies du soir¬î and ¬ìMazeppa¬î, 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√ºnter Heinemann with fingerings by Franz Liszt and preface by M√°ria Eckhardt.