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Meeresstille – Lied von Fr. Schubert, S557b/bis
composer
D216
composer
first version, alternative text

Recordings
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 33 – The Schubert Transcriptions III' (CDA66957/9)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 33 – The Schubert Transcriptions III
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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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Details
Track 16 on CDA66957/9 CD2 [2'49] 3CDs
Track 16 on CDS44501/98 CD77 [2'49] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Meeresstille – Lied von Fr. Schubert, S557b/bis
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These three songs were printed with alternative texts: with Die Gestirne, the third of the four Geistliche Lieder, the whole introduction is rewritten for a piano with a short compass, but Liszt takes the opportunity to transcribe the passage in a wholly new way. The main body of the song is unchanged until the last page, where the grandeur is deliberately hushed for two bars which hark back to the texture of the introduction. In the alternative text to the first version of Meeresstille, the bass tremolos and chromatic figures are replaced with simple chords. And in the ossia passages to the first version of Die Forelle, the more virtuosic demands are modified with a completely new solution to the penultimate stanza.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1995

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