The eighteen piano pieces by Marie Jaëll are very expressive in themselves. in 1870, Marie Jaëll concentrated on composition. She took lessons from César Franck and Camille Saint-Saëns. Franz Liszt supported her work, published her compositions and played them in concerts. He writes: “A man’s name on her music and it will be played on every piano.” From 1883 to 1886, Marie Jaëll came to Liszt in Weimar for six months a year. She corrected his compositions and took care of his correspondence. A deep friendship developed between the two. Liszt writes: “She has the mind of a philosopher and the hands of an artist”.