Ce qu'on entend sur la montagne

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Ce qu'on entend sur la montagne, S.95, is the first of thirteen symphonic poems by Hungarian composer Franz Liszt. It is an orchestral work inspired by Victor Hugo's poem of the same name, published as No. 5 of his collection Les Feuilles d'automne (1831).[1]

The French title means "What one hears on the mountain". The work is sometimes referred to by its German title "Bergsymphonie" ("Mountain Symphony").

The piece, like many of Liszt's works, was revised a number of times before reaching the final version known today. It was originally composed in the years 1848–9 and subsequently revised in 1850, with the final form being produced in 1854.

It is also the longest of Liszt's symphonic poems; a typical performance averages over half an hour in length.

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  1. ^ IMSLP. Retrieved 3 February 2014