Primary sources included a digitized version of the manuscript, the 1872/4 Schuberth edition—which contains the abridgements authorized by Liszt for the 1873 Weimar premier performance—both from the British Library, reproductions of the fair copy from the Goethe-Schiller Archiv, and pages from the score of Christus
that Liszt gave to Hans Richter after the 1873 Jubilee performance in Budapest from the Hungarian National Library in Budapest. This edition is a good faith attempt to restore the several layers of expression that were inadvertently peeled away from Liszt’s initial outpouring as documented in his autograph manuscript.
Liszt, Franz. Christus.
Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 2006–2008.
For the first time, Franz Liszt’s autograph manuscript of his masterpiece Christus
, currently held in the British Library, is available online. Click to download.
Be patient: the file is 28 megabytes.
Reviews of Christus.