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O! wenn es doch immer so bliebe – Lied von Anton Rubinstein, S554/1
composer
Op 34 No 9
arranger
1880; concert version

Recordings
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 15 – Song Transcriptions' (CDA66481/2)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 15 – Song Transcriptions
'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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Track 15 on CDA66481/2 CD2 [8'38] 2CDs
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O! wenn es doch immer so bliebe – Lied von Anton Rubinstein, S554/1
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The prolific Anton Rubinstein (1829–1894) wrote more than two hundred songs in a variety of languages, but the two which Liszt transcribed are among the few to retain a place in the repertoire. ‘O, that it should ever be thus’ (15)—sometimes known by its first line and mysteriously given a second catalogue number as a ‘missing’ Liszt work on that account: ‘Gelb rollt mir zu füssen …’ (‘The mighty river Kura flows golden at my feet’) is a translation by Bodenstedt of the Persian poet Mirza Schaffy: a hymn of joy to love and nature, once recorded in Rubinstein’s setting by Fyodor Chaliapin, and here given the most elaborate plumage in Liszt’s concert transcription.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1991

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Details for CDA66481/2 disc 2 track 15
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-91-48215
Duration
8'38
Recording date
28 October 1990
Recording venue
St Peter's Church, Petersham, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
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  1. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
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    Release date: February 2011
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