Comment disaient-ils, S.276 (Liszt, Franz)

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Sheet Music

Scores

1st version (S.276/1)

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Editor Eugen d' Albert (1864–1932)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Kahnt Nachfolger, 1908. Plate 3835b.
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Misc. Notes Transposed for Medium Voice
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Editor Peter Raabe (1872–1945)
Publisher. Info. Franz Liszt: Musikalische Werke. Serie VII, Band 1. (pp.42-46)
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1917. Plate F.L. VII 6.
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2nd version (S.276/2)

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Editor Hans von Bülow (1830–1894)
Language French / English
Translator Caryl Florio (1843–1920), English text
Publisher. Info. Miss Lizzie Cronyn’s Favorite Songs (No.11)
New York: Edward Schuberth & Co., 1876. Plate E.S. & Co. 131.
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Editor Carl Armbruster (1846-1917)
Language English / French
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Publisher. Info. Thirty Songs: for High Voice
Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1911.
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Publisher. Info. Franz Liszt: Musikalische Werke. Serie VII, Band 2. (pp.164-66)
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1921. Plate F.L. VII 66.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

1st version

For Piano solo (Liszt)
See: Buch der Lieder II, S.535–540 (No.2)

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Salute to Liszt Concert in Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, January, 2011.

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General Information

Work Title Comment, disaient-ils
Alternative. Title Was tun? (Wie flieh’n, sagten sie) / How, they said
Composer Liszt, Franz
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. S.276/1 ; LW.N12/1 (1st version)
S.276/2 ; LW.N12/2 (2nd version)
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1842 (1st version)
1849–59 (2nd version)
First Publication. 1844 (1st version)
1859 (2nd version)
Librettist Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French text
Victor Massé (1822–1884), German translation (1st version)
Language German / French (1st version)
French (2nd version)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 2 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice and piano
External Links The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive
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Misc. Comments

Version History

  • Composed for soprano or tenor voice and piano, 1842 (= 1st version, S.276/1)
Published 1844 by Schlesinger (Berlin)
Published 1985 by Editio Musica Budapest (Budapest)
  • Revised 1849–59 (= 2nd version, S.276/2)
Published 1859 by Schlesinger (Berlin)


Hugo's poem had the title "Autre guitare"; the poem was set by several other composers, including Saint-Saëns, Lalo, etc., sometimes as "Guitare" or with similar titles (as noted in the notes to the recordings of those other songs on Hyperion Records- where the Liszt connection is mentioned- and at Recmusic.org as above).