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Slyepoi 'Der blinde Sänger', S546
composer
1878

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
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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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Track 23 on CDA66445 [5'36]
Track 23 on CDS44501/98 CD19 [5'36] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Slyepoi 'Der blinde Sänger', S546
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Somewhat apart from other pieces are the gentle setting of a Russian folksong, ‘Farewell’ (no doubt supplied to Liszt by the dedicatee, his pupil Aleksandr Ziloti) and the piano piece derived from one of Liszt’s recitations for speaker and piano, The Blind Singer, based on a poem by Alexey Tolstoy and much tightened up in the process of eliminating the text (thirty verses of it)—a ballad of hunting Boyars and the counsels of a blind poet’s song.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1991

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