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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

'His idiomatic grasp and utter reliability remain as admirable as in earlier instalments. Excellent sonics and informative notes by the performer' (American Record Guide)

'His devotion, consistency of playing, and stamina continue to amaze me. And his program notes alone are worth the price' (Classical Pulse)

'A must for all lovers of Schubert and followers of Liszt's devotion to him' (Yorkshire Post)

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)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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