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Bank of the River Spree at Stralau (1817) by Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841)
Track(s) taken from CDA66951/3
Recording details: June 1994
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: March 1995
Total duration: 4 minutes 11 seconds

Die Rose – Lied von Franz Schubert, S556i
1833; first version

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Although Die Rose later appeared in various assortments of Schubert/Liszt song transcriptions (and this is an absolutely labyrinthine nightmare for the researcher), it was first published as a single number. The present writer had the good fortune to study this piece from a copy of the first edition signed and inscribed by Liszt ‘à son ami F. Chopin’. Schubert’s song, Op 73/D745a (nothing to do with Heidenröslein despite various catalogues’ erroneous suggestions) sets Schlegel’s poem which is the brief autobiography of a rose which regrets the brevity of its life once in bloom. Liszt turns this simple piece into something of a symphonic poem in which he captures both the fragility and the underlying passion of the song.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1995

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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
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