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Liszt transcriptions

Discussion in 'Submission Room' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. Anonymous

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I think is good in this way.

    Thank you,
    Sandro
     
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    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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