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O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst!, S540b
composer
draft of Liebesträume No 3, 1840s; performing version by Leslie Howard
arranger

Recordings
'Liszt: New Discoveries, Vol. 2' (CDA67455)
Liszt: New Discoveries, Vol. 2
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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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Details
Track 17 on CDA67455 [4'31]
Track 17 on CDS44501/98 CD90 [4'31] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst!, S540b
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The familiar piano version of the song O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst! remains Liszt’s best-loved melody: the third of the Liebesträume (see volume 19). But that transcription differs considerably from the song, both in the central section and at the very end. There is an incomplete MS in the Weimar archive (in the Z12 folder) that begins at bar 26 of the known version (the bar after the first cadenza), but in A major rather than A flat, and proceeds in a text which follows the song absolutely for some fifty-two bars. The point where the MS breaks off is the final reprise of the melody – bar 61 in the published transcription; bar 77 in this version. The piece has been conjecturally reconstructed here by taking the opening of the published version, transposed into A major, and using the song’s piano part for bar 25, inserting the Z12 pages, then playing the last page of the published version, but with the song’s piano part for the final ten bars (also transposed into A major).

from notes by Leslie Howard © 2004

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Details for CDA67455 track 17
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-04-45517
Duration
4'31
Recording date
28 April 2003
Recording venue
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Hyperion usage
  1. Liszt: New Discoveries, Vol. 2 (CDA67455)
    Disc 1 Track 17
    Release date: May 2004
  2. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 90 Track 17
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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