Franz Liszt: Schubert Song Transcriptions II

Of the many transcriptions Franz Liszt made of the works of other composers, those he made of the songs of Franz Schubert are among his most inspired. This volume contains the legendary pianist's twelve transcriptions from Schubert's great song cycle 'Winterreise', along with the four songs of 'Geistliche Leider', and the beloved single songs 'La Rose', 'Lob Der Thranen' and 'Die Forelle'. These rare transcriptions offer unique blending of Classical inspiration with Romantic virtuosity. Here, Liszt retained the intense lyricism and emotional impact of Schubert's songs as he transformed them into dazzling compositions for solo piano. This Dover publication has alleviated years of anxiety that availability of authoritative editions of these masterpieces were becoming thin on the ground. Now, nineteen rare gems of the keyboard literature are once more available, reproduced from extremely rare early editions.

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