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What is your favourite Schubert/Liszt Transcription?
#384628 10/10/08 12:21 PM
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Hi there,

Ten years ago, i was lucky enough to ear Vladimir Viardo playing this Schubert/Liszt transcription as an encore of the Rach 3. I finally got the score and prepared it in a few weeks to do this little tribute to Schubert and Liszt.

This is my favorite Schubert/Liszt Transcription, please share your own Schubert/Liszt Transcription.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0db5zBxnN9M


Have fun!!

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This is also my favorite Schubert-Liszt, although I do like most of his others as well. Thanks for posting. It's a very beautiful, sensitive interpretation... Bravo! Just about everything is how I like it. The beginning of the agitato section could have been a tiny bit clearer so that the echo of the agitated phrase in the tenor line could be heard more clearly (it was wonderful in the 'echo' stanza before), but that is very unimportant given the overall quality of the interpretation. It's a pity that the recording has so much hall/reverb on it that everything gets blurred so much.

P.S. Not many people seem to be aware that you can listen in slightly better quality (and importantly also in stereo) by using this link to your recording (adding &fmt=18 to the end of a Youtube URL).

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Standchen and Auf dem Wasser zu singen.

The Ave Maria is a bit much, but I also enjoy a good performance of it.


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My favorite is Gretchen Am Spinnrade. I also love Der Erlkonig and Ave Maria. IMO, you can't go wrong with Schubert-Liszt. What glorious taste and tact Liszt uses.

For example, the 5-5-5-5 at the place in Der Erlkonig where Goethe's lines run "And I will play games with you." Playing games is exactly what Liszt's writing is doing!


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Don't know that I could pick a favourite, but one of the most interesting would be Schubert's Märsche für das Pianoforte übertragen. I've played these in the original 4 hand version (great fun, especially at a party after a few drinks), but you have to see what Liszt hath done to believe!
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My favorite is Gretchen Am Spinnrade.
The transcription is far, far more interesting than the piano part to the original song.

In fact it's torture: Schubert's dullest, most repetitive piano writing (and some of his lieder accompaniments get even worse) ... my mind always wanders if I manage to stay awake in the first place. There is now a surcharge for singers asking me to play this particular song. laugh


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may be a tad off topic but how do you pronounce lieder?


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may be a tad off topic but how do you pronounce lieder?
For the English-speaking world, pronouncing lieder as in : "Take me to your leader!" is close enough. Thus, the recent thread in this forum : "Take me to your lieder!"

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There are so many that speak to Liszt's genius as a transcriber and that underline, at the same time, Schubert's gift as a "melodist"; how can one choose? Among those that I am very fond of :

Sei mir gegrüßt
Auf dem Wasser zu singen
Der Lindenbaum
Ständchen (both of them : "Leise flehen..." and "Horch, horch, die Lerch")
Liebesbotschaft
Die Forelle
Die Taubenpost

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Schubert-Liszt, a marriage made in heaven..
I have a weakness for Litanei, Aufenthalt and Liebesbotschaft..

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But you guys are still stuck with the Lieder transcriptions...

That's only part of the glory of Schubert-Liszt. Get cracking dearest folk... time to dig deeper. :p


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Heh, I suppose I should mention the arrangement of the Wanderer Fantasy for piano and orchestra. Oh goodness, we've gone through this before, but I'm too lazy just now to do a search...

All of this has happened before, and all of it will happen again ... and a g a i n . . . . . . .


Die Krebs gehn zurücke,
Die Stockfisch bleiben dicke,
Die Karpfen viel fressen,
Die Predigt vergessen.

Die Predigt hat g'fallen.
Sie bleiben wie alle.
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I feel that the arrangement for piano and orchestra adds nothing to the original.

However, his edition of the piece contains numerous ingenius ossias which increase the effectiveness of the writing. He has even entirely rewritten the finale, as it was considered (and perhaps still is) a bit tawdry and repetitive.

Let us speak instead of Godowsky's Schubert transcriptions. These run the gamut from song transcriptions to the titanic Passacaglia, Cadenza, Interlude and Fugue on the first Eight Bars of Schubert's Unfinished Symphony.

I wonder how many catch the Erlking paraphrase.


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Hello everyone, thank very much for all the transcriptions you`ve posted. Some of them really touched me, specialy the ones where you can ear Schubert`s soul and Liszt pianism from the begining to the end at the same time. I`ve never been a fan of "Ave Maria" because at some point i can only ear Liszt, and the main porpose of the piece is lost.

Greetings to everyone.

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Du Bist Die Ruh is one of my favorites.

Fantastic Chord progressions

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Du Bist Die Ruh is one of my favorites.

Fantastic Chord progressions
I'm working on the Schubert/Liszt "Du bist die Ruh" at the moment. One of its greatest difficulties is the writing of the first verse for left hand alone. With close chords, it is quite a challenge "voicing" the top note of each chord as the melody and still keeping the accompaniment solid but lighter than the melody. My teacher, who often advocates redistribution of notes not just for ease of execution but also in the interests of greater musicality, agrees with me that in this instance one should play the first verse as transcribed, by left hand alone.

Any opinions on this? Any "cheaters" in the crowd? laugh

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it certainly is a challenge, but if you learn the technique well (as would be necessary in this piece) it will serve you well.

So, I have to agree, don't cheat on this one! Put in the extra work to learn the technique.


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