Tag Archives: Liszt

‘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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Corelli, La Folia and Rachmaninoff’s Variations, Op. 42

In May and June 1931 Sergei Rachmaninoff composed his famous … Continue reading

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Why facsimiles, actually?

The blue Urtext editions certainly amount to the lion’s share … 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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