Period: Early Romantic
Piano score: Scanned score
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I Find No Peace
From the more than three hundred sonnets of Petrarca’s Canzoniere, Franz Liszt set three pieces to music. The first, Sonnet 47, celebrates the dawning of love, when the poet first looks into his mistress' eyes. Sonnet 104, Pace non trovo (‘I Find no Peace’) is agitated, dramatic and full of wildly contrasting emotions, skilfully mirrored in Liszt's music. . The final Sonnet 123 praises the heavenly beauty of the adored. The vocal element can still be recognized in the piano versions including recitative and aria sections.
I find no peace, and all my war is done.
I fear and hope. I burn and freeze like ice.
I fly above the wind, yet can I not arise;
And nought I have, and all the world I season.
I feed me in sorrow and laugh in all my pain;
Likewise displeaseth me both life and death,
And my delight is causer of this strife.
The three Petrarca Sonnets exist in a version for voice and piano, a first version for solo piano during the same period and published in 1846, and this final version published twelve years later in the Années de pèlerinage: Deuxième année, Italie
together with other pieces inspired by Italian poetry, painting, and sculpture.
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Liszt Sonetto 104 del Petrarca by kelly_kelly
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DOWNLOAD Sonetto 104 No. 5 by Franz Liszt (published in 1858) . High quality classical piano scores from the Piano Street sheet music library.
Franz Liszt, one of the prominent composers active in the Early Romantic era, has written this piece titled Sonetto 104 No. 5 from Années de pèlerinage, Second Year: Italy. The composition is categorized as "Piece" in Piano Street's sheet music library and the level of difficulty is 8+.