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Spinnerlied aus Der fliegende Holländer, S440
composer
1860
composer
1843; Der fliegende Holländer

Recordings
'Wagner: Wagner without words' (SIGCD388)
Wagner: Wagner without words
SIGCD388  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Eileen Joyce – The complete Parlophone & Columbia solo recordings' (APR7502)
Eileen Joyce – The complete Parlophone & Columbia solo recordings
APR7502  Download only  
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 17 – Liszt at the Opera II' (CDA66571/2)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 17 – Liszt at the Opera II
Buy by post £20.00 CDA66571/2  2CDs  
'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
Buy by post £200.00 CDS44501/98  99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)  
Details
Track 3 on SIGCD388 CD1 [6'30] Download only
Track 4 on CDA66571/2 CD2 [5'46] 2CDs
Track 4 on CDS44501/98 CD40 [5'46] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Track 10 on APR7502 CD2 [4'30] Download only

Spinnerlied aus Der fliegende Holländer, S440
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‘Incredible One’ is only one of dozens of adulatory salutations to be found in Liszt’s letters to Wagner, and Liszt’s devotion to Wagner and his music is a very special case. The intertwining of their lives and works ought yet to be the subject of a much more thorough investigation than has been seen. Suffice it to say under the present heading that Liszt devoted his purse and his art to Wagner’s cause, and the Wagner transcriptions are the largest group of Liszt’s piano works on operatic themes. If we except introductions and codas, most of the pieces in the present collection are straightforward transcriptions of famous passages from the Wagner music-dramas, but it is the very essence of Liszt’s homage that we see in the introductions and codas, where he is able to offer a most personal reflection. In the Tannhäuser pieces the codas supply endings which the opera avoids in the interest of continuity—and the coda to the song to the evening star is a gem. The Spinning Chorus from the Dutchman is carried away on a web of fancy, whilst Senta’s Ballad goes to a resplendent affirmation. Strangely, Liszt wrote only one piece based on The Ring, perhaps because his student Tausig had already done such a marvellous job with many famous passages of the score, restricting himself to the transition between the first two scenes of Rheingold and Wotan’s ensuing hymn to the newly-built Valhalla. But Liszt looks ahead to the end of the opera and the appearance of the triumphal sword motif which heralds the coming of the new age of the Volsungs.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1992

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Details for APR7502 disc 2 track 10
Artists
ISRC
GB-SAM-12-50210
Duration
4'30
Recording date
24 April 1939
Recording venue
London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Recording engineer
Hyperion usage
  1. Eileen Joyce – The complete Parlophone & Columbia solo recordings (APR7502)
    Disc 2 Track 10
    Release date: September 2011
    Deletion date: April 2014
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