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Complete Piano Transcriptions from Wagner's Operas

by Liszt, Franz; Wagner, Richard

portada del Libro: Complete Piano Transcriptions from Wagner's Operas

ISBN: 978-0-486-24126-5
Books of the publisher DOV24126-2
Publisher: Dover Publications
Year: 1981
Binding: Rústica
Size: 23x30
pages X+160
Languages: Inglés
Type: PARTITURA
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Book Summary

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Transcripciones para piano de las óperas de Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Partitura general.

Published in association with the American Liszt Society.

Liszt's reputation as the supreme pianist of the 19th century, and possibly of all time, has overshadowed many of his other achievements. It is less well known, for example, that Liszt both championed the music of other composers and transcribed their works for the piano. Among his vast output in this area are notable transcriptions of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, Schubert lieder, Rossini's Overture to William Tell, and excerpts from Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique.

After Liszt's retirement from the concert stage in 1847, his attention turned increasingly to composition. His admiration for the music of Richard Wagner led him to promote Wagner's operas as well as to compose piano transcriptions from many of them. The present volume presents all fifteen of these compositions, dating from 1848 to 1882. Full of familiar melody and brilliant pianism, they are masterful transformations of Wagner's great opera themes into unforgettable music for the piano.

This Dover edition, published under the auspices of The American Liszt Society, reproduces the pieces from a rare Russian critical edition of Liszt's works. Russian text on the music pages has been translated into English especially for this edition, while Liszt scholar Charles Suttoni has provided a perceptive introduction discussing Liszt's transcriptions in general and those of Wagner's music in particular.

CONTENIDO:

- Fantasy on Themes from Rienzi [Phantasiestuck iiber Motive aus "Rienzi" ("Santo spirito cavaliere")]
- Spinning Chorus from The Flying Dutchman [Spinnerlied aus "Der Fliegende Hollander"] .
- Ballad from The Flying Dutchman [Ballade aus "Der Fliegende Hollander": Transcription]
- Overture to Tannhäuser [Overtüre zu "Tannhäuser": Konzertparaphrase]
- Pilgrims' Chorus from Tannhäuser [Pilgerchor aus cler Oper "Tannhäuser"; Paraphrase]
- Recitative and Romance "Evening Star" from Tannhäuser ["O, du mein holder Abendstern": Rezitativ und Romanze aus der Oper "Tannhäuser"]

- Two Pieces from Tannhäuser and Lohengrin [Zwei Stucke aus 'Tannhäuser" und "Lohengrin"]:
I. ENTRY OF THE GUESTS FROM "TANNHÄUSER" [Einzug cler Gäste auf der Wartburg]
II. ELSA'S BRIDAL PROCESSION FROM "LOHENGRIN" [Elsas Brautzug zum Münster)

- From Lohengrin [Aus "Lohengrin"]:
I. FESTIVAL AND BRIDAL SONG [Festspiel und Brautlied)
II. ELSA'S DREAM [Elsas Traum]
III. LOHENGRIN'S ADMONITION [Lohengrin's Verweis an Elsa]
- Isolde's Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde [Isolden's liebestod: SchluB-Szene aus "Tristan und Isolde"]
- "Am stillen Herd" from Die Meistersinger [Am stillen Herd: Lied aus "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg": Transcription]
- Valhalla from Der Ring des Nibelungen [Walhall aus "Der Ring des Nibelungen"; Transcription]
- Solemn March to the Holy Grail from Parsifal [Feierlicher Marsch zum heiligen Graal aus "Parsifal"]


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