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Die drei Zigeuner, S320 First version
First line:
Drei Zigeuner fand ich einmal
composer
completed on 17 June 1860; LW N62
author of text

Recordings
'Liszt: The Complete Songs, Vol. 2 – Angelika Kirchschlager' (CDA67934)
Liszt: The Complete Songs, Vol. 2 – Angelika Kirchschlager
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Die drei Zigeuner, S320 First version
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The eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Hungarian style known as verbunkos, born of military recruiting music and closely associated with the virtuosity of Hungarian gypsy bands, is on display in Die drei Zigeuner, complete with bokázó figures (clicking of heels), hallgató (free melodies without words), garlands of triplet rhythms, the so-called ‘gypsy scale’, and alternating slow and lively tempi. No wonder Liszt was drawn to this poem: its poet, Nikolaus Lenau (born Nikolaus Franz Niembsch Edler von Strehlenau in what was then Hungary and is now part of Romania) created three musician-personæ whose instruments—fiddle, pipes and cimbalom—Liszt mimics brilliantly in the piano. In a letter to Carolyne on 27 May 1860, Liszt wrote: ‘In addition, the whim suddenly took me, without rhyme or reason, to set Lenau’s Zigeuner—and at the piano I quickly found the whole outline’; he finished it on 17 June.

from notes by Susan Youens 2012

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Details for CDA67934 track 6
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-12-93406
Duration
6'08
Recording date
13 October 2011
Recording venue
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Simon Kiln
Recording engineer
Arne Akselberg
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