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Franz Liszt: Songs for Tenor and Piano - 'Forgotten Liszt' / Benjamin Brecher, Tenor; Robert Koenig, Piano

Album Summary

>Liszt, Franz : Angiolin dal biondo crin, S. 269
>Liszt, Franz : Die Loreley
>Liszt, Franz : Sonetti di Petrarca (3), song cycle for voice & piano (I & II), S. 270 (LW N12)
>Liszt, Franz : Elégie
>Liszt, Franz : Quand tu chantes bercée, song for voice & piano, S. 306a (LW N13)
>Liszt, Franz : Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher, for voice & piano (3 versions), S. 293 (LW N37)
>Liszt, Franz : Wenn die letzten Sterne bleichen, for voice & piano, Op. post.
>Liszt, Franz : Vergiftet sind meine Lieder, S 289
>Liszt, Franz : Die tote Nachtigall, S. 291
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Notes & Reviews:

Nineteenth-century art songs continue to serve as staple repertoire well into the twenty-first century. Although notable composers such as Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Wolf remain at the forefront of concerts and music scholarship, it is unfortunate that their contemporaries linger on the outskirts of the genre. This is perhaps most surprising when one considers musicians' general neglect of Franz Liszt's Lieder output. Despite Liszt's recognition as one of the most influential musicians of the Romantic Era, his 127 songs remain largely overlooked. Forgotten Liszt aims to rectify this situation. Other than three virtuosic Petrarch Sonnets, most of the works on this album have never been recorded and have likely not been performed in the twentieth or twenty-first centuries. The rarity of these works is largely due to the fact that modern scores for the music are unavailable, often existing only as first edition prints dating from the midnineteenth century. These pieces include Angiolin dal biondo crin, Die Loreley, Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher and Vergiftet sind meine Lieder. Other works are only available as reproductions in book appendixes or scholarly articles (Elégie and Quand tu chantes bercée). One posthumous work, Wenn die letzten Sterne bliechen, didn't see publication until 2007.

Although these songs have generally received little attention, they were quite important to Liszt. Sadly, as early as 1859 he foretold the neglect these pieces would face. In writing to a friend, Liszt commented, "if a few singers could be found, not of the raw and superficial kind, who would boldly venture to sing songs by the notorious non-composer, Franz Liszt, they would probably find a public for them." The significance of Forgotten Liszt proves that Liszt's prediction endures a century-and-a-half later.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barba (12/17/2013-12/18/2013).



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Works Details

>Liszt, Franz : Angiolin dal biondo crin, S. 269
  • Performers: Benjamin Brecher (Tenor); Robert Koenig (Piano)
  • Notes: Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, California (12/17/2013-12/18/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839-1856

>Liszt, Franz : Die Loreley
  • Performers: Benjamin Brecher (Tenor); Robert Koenig (Piano)
  • Notes: Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, California (12/17/2013-12/18/2013)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841-1859

>Liszt, Franz : Sonetti di Petrarca (3), song cycle for voice & piano (I & II), S. 270 (LW N12)
  • Performers: Benjamin Brecher (Tenor); Robert Koenig (Piano)
  • Notes: Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, California (12/17/2013-12/18/2013)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1864

>Liszt, Franz : Elégie :: En ces lieux, song for voice & piano, S. 301b (LW N6/2)
  • Performers: Benjamin Brecher (Tenor); Robert Koenig (Piano)
  • Notes: Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, California (12/17/2013-12/18/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844-1845

>Liszt, Franz : Quand tu chantes bercée, song for voice & piano, S. 306a (LW N13)
  • Performers: Benjamin Brecher (Tenor); Robert Koenig (Piano)
  • Notes: Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, California (12/17/2013-12/18/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844

>Liszt, Franz : Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher, for voice & piano (3 versions), S. 293 (LW N37)
  • Performers: Benjamin Brecher (Tenor); Robert Koenig (Piano)
  • Notes: Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, California (12/17/2013-12/18/2013)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845-1858

>Liszt, Franz : Wenn die letzten Sterne bleichen, for voice & piano, Op. post.
  • Performers: Benjamin Brecher (Tenor); Robert Koenig (Piano)
  • Notes: Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, California (12/17/2013-12/18/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 10/1843

>Liszt, Franz : Vergiftet sind meine Lieder, S 289
  • Performers: Benjamin Brecher (Tenor); Robert Koenig (Piano)
  • Notes: Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, California (12/17/2013-12/18/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1859

>Liszt, Franz : Die tote Nachtigall, S. 291
  • Performers: Benjamin Brecher (Tenor); Robert Koenig (Piano)
  • Notes: Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, California (12/17/2013-12/18/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843/1878