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Track(s) taken from CDA66995

Weimars Volkslied, S542ii

1873; No 2 in F major

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: March 1995
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: November 1995
Total duration: 1 minutes 15 seconds

Cover artwork: Gothic church on a rock near the sea (1815) by Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841)


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The shorter version of Weimars Volkslied – a piece which Liszt had developed from a theme in his Huldigungsmarsch (in volume 28) – appeared in print in 1873, just one of almost countless versions for a variety of forces for which Liszt adapted the melody which he had clearly hoped would become some kind of anthem.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1995

La version courte de Weimar Volkslied, un morceau que Liszt avait développé à partir de sa Huldigungsmarsch (volume 28), fut publiée en 1873, une version parmi tant d’autres d’une diversité d’inspirations puissantes pour lesquelles Liszt adapta la mélodie qu’il espérait ériger comme une sorte d’hymne.

extrait des notes rédigées par Leslie Howard © 1995

Die kürzere Version von Weimars Volkslied – ein Stück, das Liszt aus dem Thema seines Huldigungsmarsches (in Ausgabe 28) entwickelt hatte – erschien 1873 gedruckt, nur eine von fast zahllosen Versionen einer Vielfalt von Kräften, denen Liszt die Melodie anpaßte, von der er eindeutig gehofft hatte, daß sie eine Art Nationalhymne werden sollte.

aus dem Begleittext von Leslie Howard © 1995

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