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O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst, S298 Second version

1843/50; LW N18; published as Liebesträume No 3 in 1850
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The longest of the set of three ‘dreams of love’ is also the most famous: O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst, to words by Ferdinand Freiligrath, a political poet and ardent liberal. This song, too, mixes Eros and Death: a male speaker entreats his beloved (and by extension, all women) to love deeply and truly because one day their beloved will die.

from notes by Susan Youens © 2018

Le plus long «rêve d’amour» du recueil est aussi le plus célèbre: O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst, sur un texte de Ferdinand Freiligrath, poète politique et ardent libéral. Ce lied mélange aussi Eros et la mort: un récitant implore sa bien-aimée (et par extension, toutes les femmes) d’aimer profondément et vraiment car un jour leur bien-aimé mourra.

extrait des notes rédigées par Susan Youens © 2018
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Der längste der drei Liebesträume ist zugleich der berühmteste: O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst auf Worte des politischen Dichters und Freiheitskämpfers Ferdinand Freiligraths. Auch dieses Lied bringt Eros und Tod zusammen: Ein männlicher Sprecher fleht seine Geliebte und mit ihr alle Frauen an, tief und treu zu lieben, denn eines Tages werde ihr Geliebter sterben.

aus dem Begleittext von Susan Youens © 2018
Deutsch: Friedrich Sprondel


Liszt: The Complete Songs, Vol. 5 - Allan Clayton
Studio Master: CDA68179Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 18 on CDA68179 [4'51]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68179 track 18

Recording date
25 November 2017
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Simon Kiln
Recording engineer
Ben Connellan
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  1. Liszt: The Complete Songs, Vol. 5 - Allan Clayton (CDA68179)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: November 2018
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    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: November 2018
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