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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Collected with relkonig were Op. Who rides, so late, through night and wind? Ballads Poetry by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe poems compositions compositions Musical settings of poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Poems about death Songs about death Songs about children Songs about erlkojig Songs about fictional male characters.

Instruments of the Past: Javascript is required for this feature. Dichtung und Wahrheit Italian Journey. Transcriptions of Schubert Songs. This is the second and most commonly played transcription of the song that Liszt made, the first version probably dating to around The Heritage of Josef Hofmann: The father it is, with his infant erkonig dear; He holdeth the boy tightly clasp’d in his arm, He holdeth him safely, he keepeth him warm. Goethe’s poem then took on a life of its own, inspiring the Romantic concept of the Erlking.

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

Gretchen am Spinnrade S. Much of the major-key music is coloured by the flattened submediantgiving it a darker, unsettled sound.

Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Great Pianists on Piano Rolls. He has the boy well in his arm He holds him safely, he keeps him warm.

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This was composed by Schubert at the age of 18 for solo voice and piano, setting the text from Goethe’s poem. Following the tonal scheme, each cry is a semitone higher than the last, and, as in Goethe’s poem, the time between the second two cries is less than the first two, increasing the urgency like a large-scale stretto.

Lieder ; Songs ; For piano ; Scores featuring the piano ; Ljszt 1 player ; For violin, double bass, piano arr ; Scores featuring the violin ; Scores featuring the double bass ; For 3 players. As the poem unfolds, the son seems to see and lisztt beings his father does not; the reader cannot know 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 erloonig, rustling leaves, shimmering willows.


This piece typically has a duration of five minutes.

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In addition to an unusual sense of motion, this creates a flexible template for the stresses in the words to fall correctly within the erlkinig structure. Loewe’s version is less melodic than Schubert’s, with an insistent, repetitive harmonic structure between the opening minor key and answering phrases in the major key of the dominant, which have a stark quality owing to their unusual relationship to the home key.

This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat 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. Wikisource erokonig original text related to this article: The four characters in the song — narrator, father, son, and the Erlking — are all sung by a single vocalist.

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