Editions Harpiana Publications: Contemplation

Editions Harpiana Publications:
Contemplation - The Franz Listz Anthology for Harp


Cover ImageVolume 4: Otherwordly Musings
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Transcribed and annotated by Dominique Piana


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Contemplation - The Franz Liszt Anthology for Harp
Volume 4: Otherwordly Musings

1. Wiegenlied
2. En rêve
3. Schlaflos

The purpose of CONTEMPLATION is to bring you heretofore little known repertoire of great historical significance, in both craft and meaning. Liszt was the great experimenter of the 19th century and his output reflects such a wide variety of writing devices and sentiments that, once unearthed, we cannot be without it.

A lot of the pieces that fit the harp come in an assortment of reflective moods, hence the title. Despite Liszt's reputation as a showman, the tone is all about "Innigkeit", the romantic notion of "the fire smoldering within" rather than without, a heartfelt, deep and intimate expression.

Even though some of the works presented here will bear resemblance to the Liebesträume, the greater part stem from his later days, when his style became more sparse and allusive, leaving us to find meaning in between the notes and their echoes.

I have stayed faithfully close to Liszt's piano text, only modifying it when execution on the harp would be impossible or when I knew from the recorded history of his teaching or his own variants that a change would have met with his approval.

Dominique Piana

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Title: Volume 4: Otherwordly Musings
Contents: 1. Wiegenlied
2. En rêve
3. Schlaflos
Composer: Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Arranger: Transcribed Dominique Piana
Instrumentation: Solo Harp
Level: Intermediate
Format: Harp Score Stapled
Size: 11" x 8.5" (US Letter)
ISMN: Not issued
Our Ref: DP019
Publisher: Editions Harpiana Publications
Series: Contemplation - The Franz Listz Anthology for Harp
Edition/Year: 2003
Origin: USA