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 Post subject: Liszt transcriptions
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:01 pm 
Here some Liszt transcriptions from Schubert , Schumann and Mendelssohn.
I hope you'll enjoy them.

Schubert-Liszt : Litanei
Schubert-Liszt Aufenthalt
Schubert-Liszt Soireé de Vienne n.7
Schumann-Liszt Widmung
Mendelssohn-Liszt Auf flugeln des gesanges


The text (the texts are always part of the scores) of the first

They rest in peace, all the souls
that have terminated a fearful sorrow
or have ended a sweet dream,
sated with life or scarcely born,
departed from the world:
all souls rest in peace!

Those who sought comrades here,
more often wept, never cursed
when no one ever understood
the grasp of their faithful hands:
all who have departed from here,
all souls rest in peace!

from
Johann Georg Jacobi “Litany for all souls’day”


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:24 pm 
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Just listened to your Schumann-Liszt. Again, beautiful playing! Thanks for sharing. (sorry, no constructive comments, I simply listened and enjoyed)

Btw, I just received a volume with Godowsky's Schubert transcriptions -- they are lovely, tasteful, and even playable (at least from first impression). (Oh, and there are also transcriptions of Bach cello suites in it, but I don't dare to mention any more details, with purists like techneut&co. around here... j/k :D )

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Sheet music:

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Sheet music added to the site! Removed from this topic to save space

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:29 pm 
[quote="Tobias"]Just listened to your Schumann-Liszt. Again, beautiful playing!

Too much kind. Thank you.

> Btw, I just received a volume with Godowsky's Schubert transcriptions

There is also "Litanei" (I have sent it in Liszt's version). The differences (here, but overwhere)
between Liszt and Godowski: the first research and create a magnificent instrumental colour around
the melody, the second works as a master of polyphony.
See X example this "Litanei", or the Musical moment in f min (these are not too difficult, also
for my poor little hands).
When on this site an integral recording of his "Studies on the Chopin's studies", which are
very very difficult?
Tobias, have you some recordings on this site? If yes, with which name?

All best,
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Now I listened to Litanei. It's beautiful. You let the phrases "breathe" very nicely and the dynamics is also great. I still don't know all the Liszt transcriptions, but there was not a single one I didn't like so far. My favourites are still Standchen (Leise flehen meine Lieder) and Erlkonig. Have you played those as well?

I don't know Godwsky's Litanei yet (will look at it), but to me your characterization of the difference between Liszt's ("color") and Godowsky's ("polyphony") transcriptions seems to fit very well. Both are very personal approaches. And I love both of them.

Btw, my Godowsky edition has an original foreword by Godowsky in reprint, and from reading it I get the impression the poor guy must have suffered quite a bit because his work didn't get the respect it deserved (in my opinion). If I find time I should post this here; I think it's an interesting document. Only now, thanks to people like Hamelin, Berezovsky and others, is this situation slowly changing.

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Oh I forgot: I'm filed under Tobias Sing. Any feedback welcome :D

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:48 pm 
[quote="Tobias"]

My favourites are still Standchen (Leise flehen meine Lieder) and Erlkonig. Have you played those as well?

Both beautiful (the second not easy with all that octaves...). My favourite are "Die muller und
der bach", "Die junge nonne", "Auf wassern zu singen".
These and others were played in a dramatic, amazing manner by the legendary Vladimir Sofronitzky, my favourite pianist of all times. And also there are some beautiful recordings
of Lazar Berman. In "Stanchen" the best I know is Horowitz.


All best,
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I have listened to them and they are all very good. Just not sure how to file them on the site. Perhaps it is easiest to put them under Liszt but add a note for each recording that it is a transcription.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:00 am 
robert wrote:
I have listened to them and they are all very good. Just not sure how to file them on the site. Perhaps it is easiest to put them under Liszt but add a note for each recording that it is a transcription.


I think is good in this way.

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robert wrote:
I have listened to them and they are all very good. Just not sure how to file them on the site. Perhaps it is easiest to put them under Liszt but add a note for each recording that it is a transcription.


Or make new sections under the "transcrpition" page in the Liszt recording section:

Schubert-Liszt Transcriptions:
Recording 1
2
3
etc

Mendelssohn-Liszt Transcriptions:
1
2
etc

Schumann-Liszt

Beethoven-Liszt

Meyebeer-Liszt


etc.


Much like the style of the Beethoven Sonata page

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I agree with Robert, Sandro and Juufa: filing transcriptions under the name of the transcriber is the most intuitive way. Also, it gives the transcriber his/her due credit. :)

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Very good overall. Just a pity that the sound clipped a couple of things when you play ff. I do not know these transcriptions individually so I cannot really give any valuable feedback. I leave that for the others.

I did add everything in Liszt -> Transcriptions.

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