Liszt’s transcription of Schubert’s famous Lied Erlkönig (S. /4). This was composed by Schubert at the age of 18 for solo voice and piano. Le roi des aulnes [Erlkönig] – Mélodie de François Schubert, Sa. composer. Franz Liszt (). circa ; first version. composer. Franz Schubert. August 13, The Franz Liszt transcription of Schubert’s three lieders Gretchen am Spinnrade, Auf dem Wasser zu singen and Der Erlkönig.

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Much of its popularity owes something, of er,konig, to the masterful character of the famous Schubert original fromwhich was fashioned from a text by Goethe. Auf dem Wasser zu singen S.

By using this site, you liszg to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. At the work’s close, the music cruelly but appropriately depicts the boy’s death with two emphatic chords that disrupt the otherwise peaceful ending. As the poem unfolds, the son seems to see and hear beings his father does not; the reader cannot erlkoig if the father is indeed aware of their presence, but he chooses to comfort his son, asserting reassuringly naturalistic explanations for what the child sees — a wisp of fog, rustling leaves, shimmering willows.


Liszt does not loosen his grip on the tension either, even when the mood turns warmer for brief periods in the middle part of the piece.

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German Wikisource has original text related to this article: Schubert Songs, Arranged By Liszt. Much of the major-key music is coloured by the flattened submediantgiving it a darker, unsettled sound. The last words, war totleap from the lower ilszt to the sharpened third of the home key; this time not to the major but to a diminished chord, which settles chromatically through the home key in the major and then to the minor.

The absence of the piano creates multiple effects on the text and music. Lizt William Scharfenberg Auf dem Wasser zu Singen, D. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Valentina Lisitsa Plays Liszt.

Metamorphosis of Plants Theory of Colours colour wheel. Franz Schubert, Berman, Liszt, Vol. Views Read Edit View history. Uploaded on Aug 19, The moto perpetuo triplets continue throughout the entire song except for the final three bars, and mostly comprise the uninterrupted repeated chords or octaves in the right hand, established liwzt the opening.

As the piece progresses, the first in the groups of three quavers is dotted to create a breathless pace, which then forms a bass figure in the piano driving through to the final crisis. Discover erlkoniig Best, Vol. And what a great choice your composition teacher made!


Erlkönig (II), transcription for piano (after Schubert, D. 328d), S. 558/4 (LW A42/4)

The Collector’s Edition [Box Set]. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Liszt, Chopin, Strauss and others. Editor Albert Ross Parsons There, he recognizes that the boy is dead.

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Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. The rhythm of the piano accompaniment also changes within the characters.

The score can be downloaded in the format of your preference: He has the boy well in his arm Erlkonib holds him safely, he keeps him warm. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Liszt succeeds quite handsomely here, harnessing the desperation of the song’s opening, which depicts the frantic ride through the forest of a father carrying his dying son. Paderewski on Welte-Mignon Rolls. Listeners familiar with the Schubert song will know that the drama and darker elements in it must be effectively captured to make any transcriptive effort work.