Liszt's studies of transcendental performance are, without a doubt, part of the virtuosity of the most beautiful jewels of piano music.
Their visionary language and poetic expression also make them an important milestone in romantic music.
This cycle of twelve studies, dating from 1852, is the result of a complete reworking by the composer of a series already published in 1827 and 1839.
Thus, the main source for this edition is a printed copy of the original version with many handwritten corrections by the composer.
Among these studies, each of which has a title, certain compositions with a less assertive character of study but distinguished on the contrary by their individual imprint have also been imposed separately in the repertoire of the concertist - in this respect, it is necessary to mention among the most known Harmonies of the evening and Mazeppa .