Liszt Etude Transcendental No.9 in A flat Major "Ricordanza"
The 12 Transcendental Studies are among the most difficult pieces for piano ever written. Schumann declared that they were playable by "at the most, ten or twelve players in the world."
No.9 "Ricordanza" (Memoires) or "Study of the old, yellowed love letters" (Busoni) is a Romanza of evocative and nostalgic dreams translated by virtuoso passages in sweet and leggiero melodies.