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Schlaflos! Frage und Antwort – Nocturne nach einem Gedicht von A Raab, S203i
composer
1883

Recordings
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 11 – The Late Pieces' (CDA66445)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 11 – The Late Pieces
Buy by post £10.50 CDA66445 
'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)  
'Liszt: Piano Music' (LISZT1)
Liszt: Piano Music
LISZT1  2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
Details
Track 1 on CDA66445 [1'52]
Track 1 on CDS44501/98 CD19 [1'52] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Track 15 on LISZT1 CD2 [1'52] 2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Schlaflos! Frage und Antwort – Nocturne nach einem Gedicht von A Raab, S203i
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Antonia Raab, who died in 1902, was a pupil of Liszt, and her poetry which inspired Schlaflos! (‘Sleepless!—Question and Answer’) has not come down to us. But it is easy to imagine the thought behind this miniature, where the tossing and turning is resolved by a simple transformation of the theme and the arrival of tonality which brings rest. Liszt offers some alternative passages in the piece, so two versions are recorded here. The first is the main text, where sleep is a distant silence; the second has a shorter, more frenetic questioning, and a safer resolution, almost like snoring!

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1991

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