Liszt: 4 Mephisto Waltzes, Mephisto Polka, Bagatelle sans tonalite, Variations on "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen" / Cyprien Katsaris / The first two of Liszt's four Mephisto Waltzes, composed for orchestra, were later arranged for piano, piano duet and two pianos, whereas Mephisto Waltzes 3 and 4 were written for piano only. Of the four, the first is the most popular and has been frequently performed and recorded. The Second Mephisto Waltz written some twenty years after the first is cast in a more modern-sounding idiom. It anticipates Scriabin, Busoni and Bartk. wo other piano pieces, considered simpler and less challenging, and both associated with the Mephisto Waltzes are included in Katsaris's program. The manuscript of the Bagatelle sans tonalit bears the title "Fourth Mephisto Waltz". It may have been intended to replace the Fourth Mephisto Waltz when it seemed that Liszt might not be able to finish it.