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Download the first movement from Liszt’s Liebesträume
Liszt’s Liebesträume were originally composed as songs, and Liszt later transcribed them for solo piano.
The opening words for the first movement, Notturno No. 1, were:
‘You lie intoxicated in love’s arms,
The fruits of life beckon you;
Just a glance has fallen on me
Yet I am rich above you all’
On this week’s free download pianist David Wilde performs Notturno No. 1 in a recording on Delphian records.
The recording was given four stars in a recent issue of BBC Music Magazine and our critic Roger Nichols said: ‘The first of the Liebesträume takes my prize for delicacy and control.’