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Aus der Musik von Eduard Lassen zu Hebbels Nibelungen und Goethes Faust, S496
composer
1878/9
composer

Recordings
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 18 – Liszt at the Theatre' (CDA66575)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 18 – Liszt at the Theatre
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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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'Liszt: Piano Music' (LISZT1)
Liszt: Piano Music
LISZT1  2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
Details
Part 1 'Nibelungen'. No 1: Hagen und Kriemhild
Track 7 on CDA66575 [5'31] Please, someone, buy me …
Track 7 on CDS44501/98 CD49 [5'31] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Part 1 'Nibelungen'. No 2: Bechlarn
Track 8 on CDA66575 [5'10] Please, someone, buy me …
Track 8 on CDS44501/98 CD49 [5'10] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Track 9 on LISZT1 CD2 [5'10] 2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted
Part 2 'Faust'. No 1: Osterhymne
Track 9 on CDA66575 [3'41] Please, someone, buy me …
Track 9 on CDS44501/98 CD49 [3'41] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Part 2 'Faust'. No 2: Hoffest. Marsch und Polonaise
Track 10 on CDA66575 [8'11] Please, someone, buy me …
Track 10 on CDS44501/98 CD49 [8'11] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Aus der Musik von Eduard Lassen zu Hebbels Nibelungen und Goethes Faust, S496
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Liszt used the fifth and eighth numbers of the eleven pieces in Lassen’s music to Hebbel’s drama Nibelungen, which has some story-line in common with Wagner’s ‘Ring’. In both cases, Liszt extends the original material. Kriemhild, somewhat transformed into Gutrune in Wagner, is memorable in the Nibelungenlied for despatching the villain Hagen after the death of her husband Siegfried. Bechlarn (Pöchlarn in the Nibelungenlied) is the location where the noble minstrel Volker sings a public serenade of tribute to Gotelind. Lassen’s Serenade, in Liszt’s hands, is of a touching and naive simplicity.

Goethe’s masterpiece has attracted a great many composers, and Lassen’s contribution is a substantial one. His Faust score has some sixty-four numbers to it. The ‘Easter Hymn’ (Lassen’s Part 1, No 2), the hearing of which interrupts Faust’s resolve to kill himself, is straightforwardly transcribed, but the Hoffest (‘Court Celebration’) is Liszt’s own combination of two numbers (2 and 3) from Part Two of Lassen’s work. Here Liszt greatly varies and elaborates Lassen’s themes in an introductory march and a very gallant and ornamental Polonaise.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1992

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Details for CDS44501/98 disc 49 track 8
Part 1 'Nibelungen'. No 2: Bechlarn
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-92-57508
Duration
5'10
Recording date
30 April 1992
Recording venue
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Hyperion usage
  1. Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 18 – Liszt at the Theatre (CDA66575)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: June 1992
    Please, someone, buy me …
  2. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 49 Track 8
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
  3. Liszt: Piano Music (LISZT1)
    Disc 2 Track 9
    Release date: August 2001
    Deletion date: July 2010
    2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted
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