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The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli (1741-1825)
Freies Deutsches Hochstift / Frankfurter Goethe-Museum
Track(s) taken from CDA67045
Recording details: October 1995
St Martin's Church, Newbury, United Kingdom
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: September 1996
Total duration: 9 minutes 7 seconds

'A real curiosity and a valuable one' (Gramophone)

Helges Treue, S686
First line:
König Helge fiel im heissen Steit
composer
1860; adapted from music by Felix Draeseke
author of text
ballad

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Unusually, Helges Treue (‘Helge’s Loyalty’) derives from another composer’s work: Felix Draeseke (1835-1913) composed a song to the ballad by Moritz, Graf von Strachwitz, and Liszt, who did much to encourage his pupil Draeseke’s work, adapted it as a recitation. For some reason Liszt’s piece remained unpublished until 1874 when his interest in melodrama returned. The music is fulsomely Romantic, and Liszt’s fingerprints are almost indistinguishable from the original once-famed student’s homage to his master’s style.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1996

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