Franz Liszt
Liebestraum
in A-flat Major, S . 541 No. 3

This intensely lyrical piece was inspired by a heart-wrenching poem about love and loss by Ferdinand Freiligrath: ‘O love so long as you can!’´

ID: 2252
Key: A-flat Major
Year: 1850
Level: 8+
Period: Early Romantic
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Dreams of Love

Liebestraum means "love dream" in German, and this most popular of Liszt's three pieces of the same name certainly begins dreamily. Throughout the piece, the complexity increases. The dream becomes almost strident in the center of the piece, but Liszt skillfully focuses our attention on the melody at all times. As is usual with Liszt’s piano works, the voicing of the harmony maximizes the emotional impact of the piece. After the climax of the work, the dreamy state returns. The dreamer drifts off to sleep again, buoyed by the happiness that has gone before.


Forum posts about this piece:

After Liebestraum? by iamdopeuarenope
Hi, I've just about finished learning Liebestraum No. 3 and have been wondering what I should learn next, my top choices are: Kreisler/...

Which Piece Should I Learn? by joshua1849
I'm looking for a fun, relatively short piece to learn. I'd prefer it to be romantic era/early 20th century. My composers of prefere...

Practice methods for an intermediate-advanced beginner by rolvetheprotogen
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Chopin Nocturne Op 48 No.1 - should I play this? by lucasejp
I'm looking for my next piece, ideally it should not take me too long to learn. For context I am a grade 8 ABRSM level player and some o...

What piece i should play next by cre-scen-do
Is there any suggestion about piece i should play next? The piece i already completed : Liebestraum - 3 Nocturne 9-2 ...

what piece should I tackle next? by tox1234
Hello, I need help finding the next piece I am going to play, I have played liebestraum no 3, fantaisie impromptu, nocturne op 9 no 2, waltz...

Help me choose my next piece by tox1234
I have finished liebestraum no 3 and I am looking for suggestions for my new piece. I would like a piece that is a bit harder than the liebe...

bad technique? by cobalt
i’ve been playing for about 10 years and recently started working on liebestraum 3, which i think is bringing to light some technical issu...

Need opinions on the choices of pieces for my ATCL programme by idyllicreveries
[b]Hi:[/b] I have recently completed my ABRSM Grade 8, and so I have decided to pursue my musical journey further by taking ATCL. Although I...

New Liszt Piece by thepianolad
Hi, I need to choose a third piece for my exam which will be Liszt. I'm considering whether I should do the following: - Liebestraum...

Is it possible to go above grade 8 if I started in year 7? by nook508
Hey all. I'm in year 11 now and am having some doubts about whether I can progress considering I did not play in my development stage. ...

Need help picking repertoire for exam by thatonejuan
Hello, I am a 13 year old pianist(amateur) and at my music school we have these “exams” every 6 months. In these exams we play all the s...

What is the next step to improvement for me? by johnnytheelephant
Hi guys, I'd say I am an advanced amateur player. In my childhood I had lessons with a professor in Vienna and I think I was quite tal...

Am I ready for these pieces? by ivorycherry
Hey guys, So I’ve been listening to a lot of Liszt lately and I love his music. I would like to add some more Liszt into my repertoire an...

ATCL Repertoire: Choice of Pieces by archit.anand19
Hi all! I'm preparing for my ATCL with the following repertoire: - Beethoven - Sonata No. 5 Op. 10 No. 1 in C Minor - Chopin - Impromp...

Just a harmonic doubt by billybraga
Hi, im an intermediate student of piano, and im trying to figure out how the functional harmony works in some pieces. Im here because i want...

What to look for in a teacher? by pianofourty
Hello! I'm new to Piano Forum and am hoping I can get some advice. I completed grade 8 as a teen, and sat the ATCL after starting coll...

Studies for Liebestraum no 3? by moszsz
Hello! I'm new here, have been lurking for a while but not posted before.  I'd say I am an intermediate level pianist, I too...

Which piece should I learn by zrz1127
I’ve been playing for about 3 or 4 years now. I just finished Chopin op10 no 12 and was wondering where I should go from there. I’ve als...

Scriabin poème difficulty by artlin02
Hi, I’ve finished Liszts Liebestrum and Rachmaninovs humoresque (op 10, 5). Can i play Scriabins poème op. 34? Is it way too hard? I was ...

Listz's Libestraum No. 3 vs Gnomenreigen by artsykeet
Which piece is more difficult/harder to play?...


Member's recordings of piece:

VIDEO: Liebestraum No 3 - Liszt by pianodan2
Hello, Given the quarantine situation, I decided to revisit the piano after many years and learn a piece I've always loved. It's n...

Liebestraum No.3 by Franz Liszt. by tonytwo
Hi, I'm a rising sophomore at my high school in Philly. This is the performance of one of my favorite pieces by Franz Liszt, Liebestrau...


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Liebestraum - Nocturne in A-flat Major No. 3 by Franz Liszt. Sheet music and recordings of thousands of piano pieces by Franz Liszt and many other composers to view in digital devices, print or listen to.
Liebestraum - Nocturne in A-flat Major - No. 3 is a piece by the early romantic composer Franz Liszt.
The composition was first published in 1850 and is included in Liebesträume by Liszt.