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Einzug der Gäste auf Wartburg, S445/1
composer
1852/75
composer
1843/5; Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf der Wartburg

Recordings
'Wagner: Wagner without words' (SIGCD388)
Wagner: Wagner without words
MP3 £15.49FLAC £15.49ALAC £15.49 Studio Master: FLAC 24-bit 96 kHz £23.25ALAC 24-bit 96 kHz £23.25 SIGCD388  Download only NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 50 – Liszt at the Opera V' (CDA67231/2)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 50 – Liszt at the Opera V
'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
MP3 £160.00FLAC £160.00ALAC £160.00Buy by post £200.00 CDS44501/98  99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)  
Details
Track 1 on SIGCD388 CD1 [10'39] Download only NEW
Track 3 on CDA67231/2 CD1 [12'01] 2CDs
Track 3 on CDS44501/98 CD45 [12'01] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Einzug der Gäste auf Wartburg, S445/1
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The Zwei Stücke aus ‘Tannhäuser’ und ‘Lohengrin’, of which the Einzug der Gäste auf der Wartburg is the first piece, first appeared in print in 1853. For the reissue in 1876 Liszt made a few alterations to the first number, and in subsequent editions, the original text is usually printed with the later alterations as footnotes. Since the ternary structure of the transcription entails a large literal repeat, it is possible to include the details of the later edition (not the variant simplifications) in the repeated section without doing any violence to the work. This repeat is, in any case, Liszt’s own invention to round off the work as a concert piece; in the opera—Act 2 Scene 4, the Song Contest at the Wartburg—the march and chorus move into a further slower march for the entry of the minstrels, which music recurs in another key towards the end of the scene. Liszt turns these two 32-bar periods into a trio section and composes a brilliant modulating return to a shortened version of the march.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1998

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