Franz Liszt – Valse melancolique S. 210 (audio + sheet music)

Franz Liszt – Valse melancolique S. 210 (audio + sheet music)

Please take note that the audio AND the sheet music ARE NOT mine. Change the quality to 480p if the video is blurry.

Original audio:
Original sheet music:


  1. Carl Hopkinson on November 11, 2021 at 10:59 am

    This piece was not written by Franz Liszt nor was it written by Frederyk Chopin, to whom apocryphal attribution is usually given. It is a piece of crap.

  2. Ulf Werner Nielsen on November 11, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Terrible composition. How wonderful that Liszt re-composed this piece. The second version of " Valse Melancholique " is a wonderful piece. Arrau made a great recording of it in 1928 .

  3. ruramikael on November 11, 2021 at 11:09 am

    It is the first or second version.

  4. Music Lover on November 11, 2021 at 11:21 am

    This piece is plenty "waltzy," but not very "melancolique!"  Oddly named by the composer, assuming the title was his idea.  He didn’t have a grasp on the character of his own piece, did he?

  5. M. Ahsan on November 11, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Who played this recording?

  6. monition on November 11, 2021 at 11:23 am

    I still think that the revised version is better, aptly.

  7. Michael Kaykov on November 11, 2021 at 11:33 am

    It certainly is a marvelous composition. I like the revised version of it (S. 214) even more!

  8. Martin Bennett on November 11, 2021 at 11:37 am

    The performance differs in a few places to the score shown, but also, I think, could have been played rather more ‘mélancolique’, by slowing down the tempo. Someone thought the middle section is too schmaltzy, but that is a misunderstanding, a bit like complaining that a waltz episode in Mahler is too schmaltzy; it is the schmaltziness of the middle section that makes the valse mélancolique.

  9. SimonR on November 11, 2021 at 11:40 am

    Ugh, I don’t like this interpretation. Too much rubato and too sentimental, except ironically in the section Liszt marks con molto sentimento, when it’s not sentimental enough! And why not stick to what Liszt actually wrote? I thought this practice of playing Liszt as the Romantics did died out decades ago, but we’re still getting this today. Shame because I’ve always had a soft spot for this piece, and having had access to the sheet music of it for many years and never heard a recording of it, I was really looking forward to hearing it when clicking on this vid.

  10. Evidential on November 11, 2021 at 11:50 am

    liszt apparently liked this melody a lot to put it in three different compositions

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