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Zehn Lieder von Robert und Clara Schumann, S569
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published 1872
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'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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No 01: Weihnachtslied, Op 79 No 16
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No 02: Die wandelnde Glocke, Op 79 No 17
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No 03: Frühlings Ankunft, Op 79 No 19
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No 04: Des Sennen Abschied, Op 79 No 22
Track 20 on CDA66481/2 CD2 [2'08] 2CDs
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No 05: Er ist's, Op 79 No 23
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No 06: Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt, Op 98a No 3
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No 07: An die Türen will ich schleichen, Op 98a No 4
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No 08: Warum willst du andere fragen?, Op 12 No 3
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No 09: Ich hab' in deinem Auge, Op 13 No 5
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No 10: Geheimes Flüstern, Op 23 No 3
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Zehn Lieder von Robert und Clara Schumann, S569
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Some of Liszt’s Schumann transcriptions have withstood all vagaries of fashion and have featured in the repertoire of every generation of pianists, while others remain sadly unknown, as do some of the Schumann originals. Liszt’s choice of Schumann seems largely to ignore the well known and to investigate some of the later, most intimate works. Andersen’s ‘Christmas Song’ is really a very simple hymn, and ‘The Changing Bells’ is a straightforward setting of a little moral fable by Goethe in which a recalcitrant boy is frightened by a dream of bells into going to church as his mother has told him. Liszt does not seek to elaborate in any way in these ten songs of Robert and Clara—often giving almost the original piano accompaniment in small type with the vocal line in full-size notation distributed between the two hands. Fallersleben’s ‘Coming of Spring’, Schiller’s ‘The Cowherd’s Farewell’ (which Liszt set before Schumann did), and Mörike’s ‘The Spring it is’ tell their tales in their titles, and Goethe’s ‘None but the lonely heart’ (set by many a composer—four times by Beethoven) requires no introduction, and ‘I shall creep from door to door’ is the third of the evocatively miserable Harper’s Songs which were first well known in Schubert’s settings.

Despite the appalling rudeness eventually shown to Liszt and his music by Clara Schumann—she removed his name from the dedication on Robert Schumann’s Fantasy, opus 17, and she rejected Liszt’s dedication to her of his Paganini Études, having been initially quite besotted by him—Liszt tried to disseminate three of her songs in very delicate and literal transcriptions. All that can be observed is that neither the songs nor the transcriptions took hold, and Clara’s Rückert settings, ‘Why would you ask more questions’ —a plea not to question a lover’s sincerity—and ‘In your eyes have I seen eternal love’ and the setting of Rollet’s love and nature poem ‘Mysterious whispers here and there’ have a charm just a bit too obviously derived from the music of her husband.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1991

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Details for CDS44501/98 disc 59 track 21
No 5: Er ist's, Op 79 No 23
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ISRC
GB-AJY-91-48221
Duration
1'29
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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    Disc 59 Track 21
    Release date: February 2011
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