On the Mobility of Structures in Liszt’s Works: from Romantic Form-Process to «Open» Form


The paper considers some specific features of romantic form-making, flowing time duration of the form and polysemy of compositional functions in Liszt’s works, including the Sonata in b minor, — in close connection with using of the harmonic structures.

The strong growth of the features of «open» form (Inna Barsova’s term) is shown from the works of the central period («La Vallee d’Obermann», Sonata) to the late works (the symphonic poem «Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe», some piano pieces). The publication marks compositional specialities of the works of Liszt who came out of limits of Romanticism.