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Beethovens geistliche Lieder von Gellert, S467

composer
Op 48
arranger
1840

 
Liszt altered the order and some of the tonalities of Beethoven’s Gellert Songs, especially to allow the most popular of them to conclude the set. Uniquely among his Beethoven transcriptions, Liszt allows himself considerable liberties in embellishing the originals and adding extra verses, but all in a spirit which combines his love of Beethoven with his love of God, echoing Gellert’s texts. In Liszt’s order, the poems speak of: (i) God’s Might and Providence—‘God is my song!’; (ii) Supplication—‘God’s goodness ranges as far as the clouds move’; (iii) Song of Penitence—‘Although I have sinned against Thee alone, grant, patient God, that I see your face’; (iv) Of Death—‘My life’s term expires’; (v) The Love of thy neighbour—‘A man cannot love God and hate his own brother’; (vi) God’s Glory in Nature—‘The heavens declare the glory of God’.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1991

Liszt a changé l’ordre et certaines des tonalités des Chansons de Gellert de Beethoven. C’est surtout pour permettre aux plus connues d’entre elles de se trouver à la fin de la collection. D’une façon qui est exceptionnelle dans ses transcriptions de Beethoven, Liszt se permet de considérables libertés en embellissant les originaux et en ajoutant des strophes supplémentaires, mais il le fait dans un esprit qui combine son amour de Beethoven et son amour de Dieu, rappelant les textes de Gellert. Dans l’ordre de Liszt, les poèmes parlent de (i) La puissance et la providence de Dieu—«Dieu est mon chant!»; (ii) L’imploration—«La bonté de Dieu s’étend aussi loin que se meuvent les nuages»; (iii) Le chant de pénitence—«Bien que j’aie péché contre Toi seul, accorde-moi, ô Dieu patient, que je puisse voir Ton visage»; (iv) Sur la mort—«Ma vie arrive à son terme»; (v) L’Amour de ton prochain—«Un homme ne peut aimer Dieu et haïr son propre frère»; (vi) La gloire de Dieu dans la Nature—«Les Cieux déclarent la gloire de Dieu».

extrait des notes rédigées par Leslie Howard © 1991
Français: Alain Midoux

Liszt änderte die Reihenfolge und einige der Tonalitäten von Beethovens Gellert-Liedern, besonders, damit das beliebteste unter ihnen den Satz beenden konnte. Einmalig unter seinen Beethoven-Transkriptionen erlaubt sich Liszt beträchtliche Freiheiten, indem er die Originale ausschmückt und Verse hinzufügt, jedoch alle in einem Geist, der seine Liebe zu Beethoven mit seiner Liebe zu Gott verbindet und in denen Gellerts Texte widerhallen. In Liszts Reihenfolge sprechen die Gedichte von: (i) Gottes Macht und Vorsehung—„Gott ist mein Gesang!“; (ii) Flehen—„Die Güte Gottes erstreckt sich so weit wie die Wolken ziehen“; (iii) Lied der Reue—„Obgleich ich allein gegen Dich gesündigt habe, gewähre mir, geduldiger Herrgott, daß ich Dein Antlitz sehe“; (iv) Vom Tod—„Meine Lebenszeit läuft ab“; (v) Die Glorie Gottes in der Natur—„Der Himmel verkündet die Glorie Gottes“.

aus dem Begleittext von Leslie Howard © 1991
Deutsch: Gunhild Thompson

Recordings

Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 15 – Song Transcriptions
CDA66481/22CDs
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
CDS44501/9899CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Liszt: Piano Music
LISZT12CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Details

No 1: Gottes Macht und Vorsehung, Op 48 No 5
Track 4 on CDA66481/2 CD1 [1'09] 2CDs
Track 4 on CDS44501/98 CD58 [1'09] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 2: Bitten, Op 48 No 1
Track 5 on CDA66481/2 CD1 [1'24] 2CDs
Track 5 on CDS44501/98 CD58 [1'24] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 3: Busslied, Op 48 No 6
Track 6 on CDA66481/2 CD1 [4'13] 2CDs
Track 6 on CDS44501/98 CD58 [4'13] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 4: Vom Tode, Op 48 No 3
Track 7 on CDA66481/2 CD1 [2'42] 2CDs
Track 7 on CDS44501/98 CD58 [2'42] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 5: Die Liebe des Nächsten, Op 48 No 2
Track 8 on CDA66481/2 CD1 [1'09] 2CDs
Track 8 on CDS44501/98 CD58 [1'09] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 6: Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur, Op 48 No 4
Track 9 on CDA66481/2 CD1 [2'30] 2CDs
Track 9 on CDS44501/98 CD58 [2'30] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Track 3 on LISZT1 CD2 [2'30] 2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDA66481/2 disc 1 track 9

Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur, Op 48 No 4
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-91-48109
Duration
2'30
Recording date
28 October 1990
Recording venue
St Peter's Church, Petersham, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Hyperion usage
  1. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 58 Track 9
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
  2. Liszt: Piano Music (LISZT1)
    Disc 2 Track 3
    Release date: August 2001
    Deletion date: July 2010
    2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted
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