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Ouvertüre aus der Oper Der Freischütz vom Carl Maria von Weber – Klavierpartitur von F. Liszt, S575

composer
1846
composer
1817/21; Der Freischütz, J277

 
In his transcription of the Freischütz overture, Liszt works in much the same manner in which he transcribed the Beethoven symphonies: the music is faithfully notated, but sometimes the actual notes are somewhat rearranged in order better to produce something like the effect of the original instrumentation. In this kind of transcription Liszt always gives alternative versions in those passages which might be thought to have exceeded their brief in search of a good pianistic response to orchestral colour, but on the whole the more daring alternative is the more musically compelling.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1990

Recordings

Liszt: Complete Piano Music
CDS44501/9899CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 6 - Liszt at the Opera I
CDA66371/22CDs

Details

Track 1 on CDA66371/2 CD1 [9'08] 2CDs
Track 1 on CDS44501/98 CD37 [9'08] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDS44501/98 disc 37 track 1

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-37101
Duration
9'08
Recording date
9 December 1989
Recording venue
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Hyperion usage
  1. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 37 Track 1
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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