Liebestraum

(Apr 7, 2019)

There are really three of them by Liszt…

This is actually the third of a set. But the world for the most part only knows this one, number three in Ab major. Traum is the German word for “dream”, and “Liebe” is “love”. So literally this is “Love’s Dream”. Evgeny Kissen, the pianist, was already world-famous in his late teens and was playing with major orchestras from around the age of 12.

 

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8 thoughts on “Liebestraum

  1. I liked this. It sounded like it’s a name, although maybe a little more harsh? Actually love’s dream might have some ups and downs (assumptions) which might explain the some what (sometimes) loud parts.

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    1. I played this for my grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary, but it did not go well. I was at most in my early teens, and everyone, including the kids, drank champagne. It was the first and last time I ever tried to play after drinking.

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    1. Liebestraum is iconic. It’s so popular that if you are a serious performer, you don’t dare play it unless you can play it very well. Otherwise you are compared to everyone other performer on the planet and come up short. I’ve heard more thoughtful versions, but it was the best I could find.

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