Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe

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Franz Liszt

Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe

S. 107 • “Symphonic Poem No.13”

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Inspired by Hungarian Count Michael Zichy's neo-Gothic painting, this composition is the last of Liszt's symphonic poems. Like several works of the composer's final years, the writing here is elegantly spare yet emotionally poignant, with many daring harmonic innovations (e.g., Nuages gris also from 1881 with its impre... read more