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Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Liszt the Song Composer

Thursday 26 June 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Thursday 26 June 2008 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)

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.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

'Vergiftet sind meine Lieder', S.289 (Heinrich Heine)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bar), Daniel Barenboim (pno)
Deutsche Gramophone 474 891-2,
CD 2 Track 6

'Die Loreley' (Heinrich Heine), S.273/2
Mitsuko Shirai (sop), Hartmut Holl (pno)
Capriccio 10 294,
Track 2

'Ich mochte hingehn' (Georg Herwegh), S.296
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bar), Daniel Barenboim (pno)
Deutsche Gramophone 474 891-2,
CD 2 Track 4

4 settings of Victor Hugo
'S'il est un charmant gazon', S.284
'Enfant, si j'etais roi', S.283
'Comment, disaient-ils', S.276
'Oh! quand je dors', S.282
Brigitte Fassbaender (sop), Irwin Gage (pno)
Deutsche Gramophon 419 238-2,
Tracks 8, 9, 7, 6

Tre sonnetti di Petrarca, S.270
1. Pace non trovo
2. Benedetto sia 'l giorno
3. I' vidi in terra angelici costumi
Thomas Quasthoff (bar), Justus Zeyen (pno)
Deutsche Gramophon 463 183-2,
Tracks 20-22




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