Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

Individual record

[+] Döhring, Sieghart. "Reminiscences: Liszts Konzeption der Klavierparaphrase." In Festschrift Heinz Becker zum 60. Geburtstag am 26. Juni 1982, ed. Jürgen Schläder and Reinhold Quandt, 131-51. Bochum: Laaber-Verlag, 1982.

In evaluations of Liszt's works his keyboard transcriptions and paraphrases are often ignored or considered only for their advances in pianistic techique. The analyses of three paraphrases, all composed in 1841 and called Reminiscences, reveal Liszt's unique formal approach to each. His results superseded mere objective recounting of popular themes; instead, Liszt produced condensed, subjective interpretations of the original operatic works, expressed in pure keyboard style.

Works: Liszt: Reminiscences de Norma (132-36), Reminiscences de Don Juan (136-39), Reminiscences de Robert le Diable (140-47).

Index Classifications: 1800s

Contributed by: Amy Weller

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