Talk:Mephisto Waltzes

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Thank you![edit]

Oh my god, finally! Thanks to whoever improved this page. 69.158.56.135 02:01, 13 March 2006 (UTC)


You are welcome! i'm glad someone read it :) best, Gergely Kiss

Not in an encyclopedic tone[edit]

It's a great, well written article. However, there are certain elements that make it a POV/personal essay article, so I'm tagging this. One example is the story written describing the First Waltz. The analysis seems to be original research, and representation of the orgasm at the climax of the waltz is debatable. I'll work on it later if I can, but for now I'm tagging this.--Pyg 00:06, 14 April 2007 (UTC)


Thanks! Good point. The "story written describing the First Waltz" is actually not [entirely] invented, but it is mostly a summary of the episode "The Dance / Village Inn / Wedding. Music and Dance" from Nikolaus Lenau's poem Faust (the quotations given in that summary are exact translations of Lenau's German verses). Since Liszt's subtitle for the First Mephisto Waltz is The Dance in the Village Inn and it belongs to Two episodes from Lenau's Faust [Liszt], there is no doubt about the relevance of Lenau's poem to the music. On the other hand the observed relation between the poem and Liszt's music could be described as personal opinion. One has to find references to some scholarly analysis. Any volunteers? Rolf-Peter Wille 14:54, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Reference to the ballet Dracula[edit]

This work was used in Dracula, the 1997 ballet, Choreography by Ben Stevenson Music by Franz Liszt, in an arrangement by John Lanchberry —Preceding unsigned comment added by 138.88.219.208 (talk) 05:27, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Revisions, Waltz #1[edit]

I've added a couple of paragraphs to this section. Hope to add a score copy which begins at bar 1!!! Prof.rick (talk) 21:38, 13 August 2008 (UTC)