I. Allegro maestoso
1.1: Play the chord a little later, because there is a fermata in the preceding bar.
1.2: Make the 1st octave strong and audible.
1.3: Play the octave leaps in a circular motion for velocity and smoothness. Bring out the right hand!
1.4: Emphasize C and G. These are the main notes.
1.5: Keep it Fortissimo!
1.6: Crescendo up to the last note, then go soft on the next bar.
1.7: Emphasize the dissonance (Fx) and then release it (G#).
1.8: Shape it.
1.9: Don’t rush the “tail”. Play it smoothly.
1.10: Emphasize the chord
1.12: Accent on the Eb.
1.13: Hold that Eb a little longer.
1.14: Bring out the top voice
1.15: Keep the flow. Don’t “Stop”at every phrase.
1.16: Louder right hand. Follow the contour. Shape it.
1.17: Bring it out. Think “up!”
1.18: Similar to 1.9, Don’t rush the “tail”. Play it smoothly.
1.19: Play every single octave of that quintuplet with power.
1.20: Piano. Soft.
II. Quasi adagio
2.1: Accent on the D#. Keep up the volume (C#, B, D#, A#) then decrescendo.
2.2: Play the edges (top and bottom notes) with power. Nothing more is needed, otherwise, it will “drown.”
2.3: Play it with power and confidence.
2.4: Bring out the top notes. Press the left pedal!
III. Allegretto vivace – Allegro animato
3.1: Bring out the top notes. (Like a music box.)
3.3: Make sure the top notes are heard.
3.4: Crescendo and Accent!
3.5: Emphasize this! It is the first beat.
3.6: Avoid making this chord sound like the first beat.
3.7: Keep it loud until the very last note!
3.8: Bring out the top notes. Shape it! And don’t rush the descent. Avoid sounding frantic.
3.9: Keep quiet.
IV. Allegro marziale animato
4.1: Look at the conductor for the first 2 beats!
4.2: Strong and non-legato. Play every note with power.
4.3: Follow the contour. Shape the ascents and descents.
4.4: Feel the different registers. (Upper octave, lower octave.)
4.5: Bring out the top note of the octave!
4.6: Pedaling: ON-off, On-off.
4.7: Keep the left hand chords firm
4.8: Make the 6 notes clear, not just “rryyaam!”
4.9: Accent on the first note of each sequence.
Orchestral Accompaniment of Liszt Piano Concerto No.1, tempo matched to Sviatoslav Richter, London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kyrill Kondrashin.