The three Notturnos appeared in 1850 in two different versions: the first for high voice and piano and the second for piano solo. in the latter version the music is preceded by the song texts (no. I Hohe Liebe, No. II Seliger Tod: with texts by Ludwig Uhland, No. III O lieb, so lang Du lieben kannst: text by Ferdinand Freiligrath). The third Liebestraum – in the best tradition of nocturnes – is one of the most frequently played piano pieces of all. This is not least because it can be played by very skilled amateurs despite its pianistic bravura.