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HN585

Wagner-Liszt: Spinning Song from "The Flying Dutchman"

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    1. Composer: Franz Liszt
    2. Editor: Ullrich Scheideler
    3. Fingering: Franz Liszt
    4. Instrumentation: Piano
    5. ISMN: 979-020180585-6
    6. Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
    7. Pages: 20
    8. Urtext / Critical Edition

    Franz Liszt arranged numerous works by other composers for his instrument, in particular excerpts from the operas by his friend and son-in-law Richard Wagner. He turned to "The Flying Dutchman" twice: alongside Senta's ballad he also made a brilliant transposition of the spinning chorus ("Summ and brumm, du gutes Rädchen") from Act 2 for the piano. His "Spinning Song" bubbles over with virtuosic brilliance and has to this day remained one of his best-loved transcriptions. When preparingthis Urtext edition, Henle was able to consult the autograph score in Weimar and the composer's own revisions in the archives of the publisher Breitkopf & Härtel.