These six little piano pieces are among Liszts best-known works and arecomparatively easy to play a rarity amongst the composers often ecce ntric and virtuosic works. In 1844 Liszt had already begun work on the cycle that was only published in 1850. Although he had the pieces engraved, this version was never actually printed. He replaced no. 3, a precursor to the first Hungarian Rhapsody, with a piece in the style of a nocturne by Chopin (it can occasionally be heard as an encore at piano recitals), and he simplified the remaining numbers. In the second part of our edition we have reproduced the complete early version for the first time. Edited by Ernst-Günter Heinemann and Mária Eckhardt with fingerings by Klaus Schilde.