Category Archives: Liszt, Franz

“I would like to see this piece published soon” – The first edition of Liszt’s arrangement of Wagner’s overture to “Tannhäuser”

The 19th century is rich in artist friendships. That between … Continue reading

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Christmas Blog

It is not only the Christmas season that comes around … Continue reading

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What’s new with Liszt’s b-minor sonata

  With barely concealed exasperation Clara Schumann writes on 25 … Continue reading

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‘Servant of two masters’ – when the editor is caught between two composers

The basic idea behind an Urtext edition is well known; … Continue reading

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Listeners are also only human

Observations on the necessity of body language in piano playing … Continue reading

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“Liebestod” revisited – yet more problems in Franz Liszt’s transcription of Wagner

Some time ago we had previously devoted a blog post … Continue reading

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Wagner, Liszt, and Isolde ‘slurred’– how well do composers proofread their own works?

The current Wagner year is also not going unnoticed at … Continue reading

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How to drive the devil out of a waltz or: Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz for everybody?

It’s still ringing in your ears, this warhorse for orchestra … Continue reading

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