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Two Men by the Sea (1817) by Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840)
Track(s) taken from CDA66957/9
Recording details: June 1994
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: May 1995
Total duration: 4 minutes 43 seconds

'A fascinating anthology' (Gramophone)

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

'I can think of no more fascinating encounter than that provided by these sets' (Classic CD)

Lob der Tränen – Lied von Fr. Schubert, S557

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Zwei Lieder: Die Rose, it will be remembered, was the first Schubert song which Liszt transcribed. The reissued version of it has dozens of differences, mostly minor matters of texture, but with a slightly extended version of the cadenza and coda. The new version was published with Liszt’s transcription of Lob der Tränen (‘In praise of tears’, D711b), a sensitive, straightforward arrangement of Schubert’s touching setting of Schlegel’s eulogy to the power of tears to bring renewal and redemption. In Liszt’s version the melody is first presented in the tenor, with the left hand playing alone, rising one octave and then two in the remaining verses.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1995

Other albums featuring this work
'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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