A newly discovered autographed Franz Liszt transcription for the harp

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Abstract

It is well known that Franz Liszt was fond of the harp as an instrument, and his use of the harp in the orchestra is innovative. He also befriended and worked with prominent harpists of his time, such as Elias Parish-Alvars, Wilhelm Posse, Jeanne Pohl and Rosalie Spohr. The transcriptions he once made for harp are now lost. However, a recent finding in a collec- tion in a Swedish museum, Murberget, Länsmuseet Västernorrland, - a collection that once belonged to the internationally renowned Swedish harpist Adolf Sjödén shows a previously unknown transcription for harp of Liszt’s piano piece Ave Maria von Arcadelt. The manu- script is autographed by Liszt although the copyist is unknown.
The article discusses Liszt’s possible work processes with the piece, his work process with regard to other harp transcriptions, Sjödén’s relationship to Liszt and the Ave Maria von Arcadelt, and how the manuscript came into Sjödén’s possession. It also compares the re- cently found manuscript with Peter Dubez’ harp transcription, and the original piano piece. It is the only preserved transcription for harp that has been autographed by Liszt.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Lia Lonnert
  • Helen Davies
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Musikvetenskap
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)1-21
Antal sidor22
TidskriftSvensk tidskrift för musikforskning STM-SJM
Volym98
StatusPublished - 2016
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa