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12th March, 2018

Cache of Liszt manuscripts surfaces

Manuscripts of priceless historical significance written by Franz Liszt and thought to have been lost were presented to the media on Saturday.

The person who brought the music sheets and other handwritten documents to the Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum and Research Centre had inherited them as part of a private collection.

The National Cultural Fund purchased the papers on behalf of the Centre. The Centre is part of the Academy of Music, founded by Liszt.

The documents include a music sheet on which Liszt transcribed the words of Sándor Petőfi’s poem A Magyarok Istene (“God of the Hungarians”).

The manuscripts are closely connected to Hungary and the 1848 Revolution and War of Independence, the Academy of Music pointed out.

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