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Weihnachtsbaum, S185a
composer
1876; the Paris manuscripts; prepared from Liszt's unpublished manuscript by Leslie Howard
editor

Recordings
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 51 – Paralipomènes' (CDA67233/4)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 51 – Paralipomènes
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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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Details
No 01: Psallite – Altes Weihnachtslied
Track 2 on CDA67233/4 CD2 [1'27] 2CDs
Track 2 on CDS44501/98 CD81 [1'27] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 02: O heilige Nacht
Track 3 on CDA67233/4 CD2 [1'10] 2CDs
Track 3 on CDS44501/98 CD81 [1'10] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 03: Die Hirten an der Krippe 'In dulci iubilo'
Track 4 on CDA67233/4 CD2 [2'14] 2CDs
Track 4 on CDS44501/98 CD81 [2'14] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 04: Adeste fideles, gleichsam als Marsch der heiligen drei Könige
Track 5 on CDA67233/4 CD2 [2'24] 2CDs
Track 5 on CDS44501/98 CD81 [2'24] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 05: Scherzoso
Track 6 on CDA67233/4 CD2 [0'57] 2CDs
Track 6 on CDS44501/98 CD81 [0'57] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 06: Réveille-Matin 'Wecker' – Carillon, first version
Track 7 on CDA67233/4 CD2 [1'55] 2CDs
Track 7 on CDS44501/98 CD81 [1'55] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 07: Schlummerlied
Track 8 on CDA67233/4 CD2 [2'16] 2CDs
Track 8 on CDS44501/98 CD81 [2'16] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 08: 'Alt-provenzalische Noël'
Track 9 on CDA67233/4 CD2 [1'20] 2CDs
Track 9 on CDS44501/98 CD81 [1'20] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 09: 'Abendglocken, first version'
Track 10 on CDA67233/4 CD2 [2'43] 2CDs
Track 10 on CDS44501/98 CD81 [2'43] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 10: 'Ehemals, first version'
Track 11 on CDA67233/4 CD2 [2'31] 2CDs
Track 11 on CDS44501/98 CD81 [2'31] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 11: Ungarisch
Track 12 on CDA67233/4 CD2 [1'41] 2CDs
Track 12 on CDS44501/98 CD81 [1'41] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 12: Polnisch
Track 13 on CDA67233/4 CD2 [3'50] 2CDs
Track 13 on CDS44501/98 CD81 [3'50] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Weihnachtsbaum, S185a
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There must have been at least four complete versions of the ‘Christmas Tree’ Suite, Weihnachtsbaum, although only parts of a second version survive. The third version, as published by Gutheil, is being left aside, containing as it does no material which is not present in the final version or in the unpublished first version—now preserved in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. The twelve pieces correspond in their broad outlines through all the extant versions, but each revision extends phrases—very often to avoid four-bar predictability (yet this very predictability is what gives some added attraction to the original version as a possible vehicle for children to play). In the case of the second piece, the original version is tiny by comparison with the much longer piano piece and choral work which it was to become. Most of the introductions and codas underwent enormous change and expansion, particularly Nos X and XII. It is a pity that the original version has never been published (nor its arrangement for piano duet, also to be found in Paris, attached to the solo version) because it completely avoids the occasional risk of longueur presented by the final version which may be a factor in its relatively rare appearances in concert.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1998

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Details for CDA67233/4 disc 2 track 3
O heilige Nacht
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-98-23403
Duration
1'10
Recording date
16 December 1997
Recording venue
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Hyperion usage
  1. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 81 Track 3
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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