In 1835/36, Liszt stayed in Switzerland with his mistress, the Countess Marie d'Agoult. In the music of the Album of a Traveler, published in 1842, Liszt boldly and avant-garde describes the Swiss alpine landscapes. By 1850 the enfant terrible had become a respectable composer. He reshaped his youth compositions and had them published in 1855 under the title Years of Pilgrimage, First Year, Switzerland. Bravery piece of this collection, the Valley of Obermann, naturalist and poetic at the same time, was composed after the novel of Senancourt. In addition to our edition, we also printed the youth version (see HN 813 for the separate edition of the 1855 version, richly commented).