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Schubert-Liszt: Lieder Transcriptions / Joel Schoenhals


Release Date: 11/29/2005 
Label:  Fleur De Son   Catalog #: 57965   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joel Schoenhals
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews





Joel Schoenhals pours forth a cornucopia of Liszt-winged Schubertian melody with an engaging ardor just where Leslie Howard?s traversal of this fare ( Müllerlieder , Schwanengesang , Hyperion CDA 66954/6, Fanfare 19:1, Schwanengesang alternative versions, Hyperion CDA 66957/9, Fanfare 19:2) begins to sag under the documentary weight of dutifully including every variant with a workmanlike punctilio in Read more which, as Peter J. Rabinowitz noted, ?even the ?Ständchen? from Schwanengesang ?an almost guaranteed success?begins to droop.? Schubert-Liszt collections are not lacking, though they rarely give us complete cycles, as Schoenhals has, while Howard?s looms with the putative authority of his invaluable annotations, completeness, and prestige as the inevitable comparison.


And by comparison, Howard is muted where Schoenhals is mercurial, mournful where Schoenhals is passionate, plodding where he is impetuous, dull where he?s radiant, and so on. Howard?s passage work may be occasionally more deft?or blasé?but Schoenhals awakens Schubert?s exuberance, lifts it from piercing melancholy to ecstatic flights, and touches the throbbing heart of Liszt?s recreations in a way that persuades us the piano is indeed a viable, if not preeminent, medium for so much vocally conceived music. As Rabinowitz slyly noted, ?It may be a heresy to suggest that the Schubert-Liszt songs are superior to the Schubert originals?but it?s a heresy that I suspect is widely shared, if not widely confessed.? No need to confess, but there?s abundant pleasure to be found here. Fleur de Son?s immediate, detailed, glowing sound?in marked contrast to Hyperion?s veiled capture for Howard?lends a fillip to general éclat . Enthusiastically recommended.


FANFARE: Adrian Corleonis
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Works on This Recording

1.
Das Wandern (Schubert) for Piano, S 565 no 1 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joel Schoenhals (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Hungary 
2.
Der Müller und der Bach (Schubert) for Piano, S 565 no 2 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joel Schoenhals (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Hungary 
3.
Der Jäger (Schubert) for Piano, S 565 no 3 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joel Schoenhals (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Hungary 
4.
Die böse Farbe (Schubert) for Piano, S 565 no 4 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joel Schoenhals (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Hungary 
5.
Wohin? (Schubert) for Piano, S 565 no 5 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joel Schoenhals (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Hungary 
6.
Ungeduld (Schubert, 1st version) for Piano, S 563 no 5 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joel Schoenhals (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Hungary 
7.
Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560: no 1, Die Stadt by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joel Schoenhals (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Switzerland 
8.
Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560: no 2, Das Fischermädchen by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joel Schoenhals (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Switzerland 
9.
Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560: no 3, Aufenthalt by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joel Schoenhals (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Switzerland 
10.
Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560: no 4, Am Meer by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joel Schoenhals (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Switzerland 
11.
Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560: no 5, Abschied by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joel Schoenhals (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Switzerland 
12.
Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560: no 6, In der Ferne by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joel Schoenhals (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Switzerland 
13.
Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560: no 7, Ständchen "Leise flehen" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joel Schoenhals (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Geneva, Switzerland 
14.
Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560: no 8, Ihr Bild by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joel Schoenhals (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Switzerland 
15.
Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560: no 9, Frühlingssehnsucht by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joel Schoenhals (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Switzerland 
16.
Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560: no 10, Liebesbotschaft by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joel Schoenhals (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Switzerland 
17.
Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560: no 11, Der Atlas by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joel Schoenhals (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Switzerland 
18.
Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560: no 12, Der Doppelgänger by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joel Schoenhals (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Switzerland 
19.
Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560: no 13, Die Taubenpost by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joel Schoenhals (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Switzerland 
20.
Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560: no 14, Kriegers Ahnung by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joel Schoenhals (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Switzerland 

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