Richard Wagner's Spinning Song From 'The Flying Dutchman' arranged for Piano by Franz Liszt. Urtext edition.
The Hungarian virtuoso pianist Franz Liszt arranged numerous works by other composers for his instrument, in particular excerpts from the operas by his friend and son-in-law Richard Wagner.
Liszt turned to 'The Flying Dutchman' twice. Alongside Senta’s ballad he also made a brilliant transposition of the spinning chorus 'Summ und brumm, du gutes Rädchen' from Act 2 for the Piano. His Spinning Song bubbles over with brilliance and has to this day remained one of his best-loved transcriptions.
When preparing this Urtext edition, Henle were able to consult the autograph score in Weimar as well as the composer’s own revisions in the archives of the publisher Breitkopf & Härtel.