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Ouvertüre aus der Oper Oberon von Carl Maria von Weber – Klavierpartitur von F. Liszt, S574

1825/6; Oberon, J306

The transcription of the overture to Weber’s Oberon is, like that of the Freischütz Overture, a literal piano version of the original, but Liszt offers a number of passages in alternative pianistic garb which actually convey a better sense of the spirit of the orchestra—and this is among the most spirited of Weber’s pieces.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1994

La transcription de l’ouverture de l’opéra de Weber, Oberon, est, tout comme l’ouverture de Freischütz, une version littérale pour piano de l’œuvre originale. Liszt offre un nombre surprenant de passages pianistiques qui alternent entre eux, démontrant avec plus de précision l’esprit de l’orchestre—cette œuvre étant classée parmi les plus intrépides de Weber.

extrait des notes rédigées par Leslie Howard © 1994
Français: Isabelle Dubois

Die Transkription der Ouvertüre zu Webers Oberon ist, wie die der Freischütz-Ouvertüre, eine genaue Klavierversion des Originals, doch liefert Liszt auch eine Reihe von Passagen in abweichendem pianistischen Gewand, die in der Tat den Geist des Orchesters besser übermitteln—und dies ist eines der temperamentvollsten Stücke Webers.

aus dem Begleittext von Leslie Howard © 1994
Deutsch: Angelika Malbert


Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 30 - Liszt at the Opera III
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Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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Track 1 on CDA66861/2 CD1 [8'36] 2CDs Please, someone, buy me …
Track 1 on CDS44501/98 CD41 [8'36] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDS44501/98 disc 41 track 1

Recording date
27 August 1993
Recording venue
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
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  1. Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 30 - Liszt at the Opera III (CDA66861/2)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: November 1994
    2CDs Please, someone, buy me …
  2. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 41 Track 1
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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