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Fantasie [Wanderer] Opus 15 Franz Schubert {Instructiv-Ausgabe}, S565a
composer
1822; D760 Op 15
arranger
circa 1868

Recordings
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 49 – Schubert and Weber Transcriptions' (CDA67203)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 49 – Schubert and Weber Transcriptions
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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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Details
Movement 1: Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo
Track 1 on CDA67203 [6'15]
Track 1 on CDS44501/98 CD79 [6'15] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Movement 2: Adagio
Track 2 on CDA67203 [7'54]
Track 2 on CDS44501/98 CD79 [7'54] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Movement 3: Presto
Track 3 on CDA67203 [4'56]
Track 3 on CDS44501/98 CD79 [4'56] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Movement 4: Allegro
Track 4 on CDA67203 [3'33]
Track 4 on CDS44501/98 CD79 [3'33] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Fantasie [Wanderer] Opus 15 Franz Schubert {Instructiv-Ausgabe}, S565a
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Liszt’s predilection for Schubert’s Grosse Fantasie (better known as the ‘Wanderer’ Fantasy) became almost a preoccupation. Schubert’s masterpiece contains the kernel of Liszt’s own system of thematic transformation and the unity of several movements in one. Liszt produced a famous version of the work for piano and orchestra (and one for two pianos) by about 1851, but the version for solo piano is much later. Schubert’s text is presented with many an alternative suggestion for the first three movements, either to replace some of Schubert’s less pianistic textures (it must be remembered that at the time practically everybody, from Schubert onwards, declared the work unpianistic and unplayable as it stood) or to take advantage of the greater compass of the keyboard in the mid-nineteenth century. In the final section Liszt offers a completely independent text printed after Schubert’s original, in which the fearsome arpeggios and semiquavers are all but eliminated and the texture is much more orchestral. Naturally, these days everyone plays Schubert’s original text, but without this interesting arrangement, valid in its own right as more than merely a testimony to late-Romantic practice, the work might never have reached the general repertoire.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1998

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Details for CDA67203 track 4
Allegro
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-97-20304
Duration
3'33
Recording date
19 August 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 79 Track 4
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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