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Liszt the Song Composer

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Thursday 26 June 2008

Donald Macleod explores Liszt's songs, including settings of Heine, Hugo and Petrarch. While he is not often thought of as a composer of songs, Liszt wrote around 80 of them, some of which are considered to be among his finest works.

Vergiftet sind meine Lieder, S289 (text: Heine)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Die Loreley, S273 No 2 (text: Heine)
Hildegard Behrens (soprano)
Cord Garben (piano)

Ich mochte hingehn, S296 (text: Herwegh)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Four settings of Victor Hugo: S'il est un charmant gazon, S284; Enfant, si j'etais roi, S283; Comment, disaient-ils, S276; Oh! quand je dors, S282
Brigitte Fassbaender (soprano)
Irwin Gage (piano)

Tre sonnetti di Petrarca, S270: Pace non trovo; Benedetto sia il giorno; I vidi in terra angelici costumi
Thomas Quasthoff (baritone)
Justus Zeyen (piano).

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