Of the many piano transcriptions Franz Liszt made of the works of other composers, those he made of the songs of Franz Schubert are among his most inspired. This volume contains the legendary pianist's twelve transcriptions from Schubert's great song cycle Winterreise, along with the four songs of Geistliche Lieder and the beloved single songs "La Rose," "Lob der Thränen" and "Die Forelle."
These rare transcriptions offer a unique blending of Classical inspiration with Romantic virtuosity. Here, Liszt retained the intense lyricism and emotional impact of Schubert's songs as he transformed them into dazzling compositions for solo piano. For generations, pianists and their audiences savored the rich rewards of Liszt's memorable achievement, even as the long-awaited publication of this Dover volume, nineteen rare gems of the keyboard literature are once more available, reproduced from extremely rare early editions.
About the Author
Composer, conductor, and teacher Franz Liszt (181186) was renowned throughout Europe for his skills as a concert pianist. The quintessential romantic, he created an extensive and diverse oeuvre that ranges from influential experiments in musical form to more conventional pieces as well as transcriptions of works by other composers.
Table of ContentsPublisher's Note
"WINTERREISE ["Winter's Journey"] Twelve Piano Transcriptions (complete)"
From: Lieder von Franz Schubert
für das Piano-Forte übertragen von F. Liszt
[Franz Schubert's Songs Transcribed for Piano by Franz Liszt]
R246 Nos. 1-12.
1. Gute Nacht [Farewell]
2. Die Nebensonnen [The Rival Suns]
3. Muth [Courage]
4. Die Post [The Mail Coach]
5. Erstarrung [Torpid]
6. Wasserfluth [Flood of Tears]
7. Der Lindenbaum [The Linden Tree]
8. Der Leyermann [The Hurdy-Gurdy Man] with
9. Täuschung [Deception]
10. Das Wirthshaus [The Inn]
11. Der stürmische Morgen [The Stormy Morning] with
12. Im Dorfe [In the Village]
FRANZ SCHUBERT'S GEISTLICHE LIEDER Four Piano Transcriptions (complete)
Für das Pianoforte übertragen von Franz Liszt
[Franz Schubert's Spiritual Songs Transcribed for Piano by Franz Liszt]
"R247, Nos. 1-4."
1. Litaney [auf das Fest Aller Seelen]
[Litany for All Soul's Day]
2. Himmelsfunken [Divine Sparks]
3. Die Gestirne [The Heavenly Bodies]
4. Hymme [Hymn (Chorus of Spirits)]
THREE SCHUBERT SONGS Transcribed for Piano by Franz Liszt
La Rose [Die Rose] [The Rose] R241.
Lob der Thränen [Praise of Tears] R242.
Die Forelle [The Trout] R248.