Franz Liszt
Transcriptions of other composers' works

About Franz Liszt's Transcriptions of other composers' works

Transcriptions played an important part in shaping Liszt´s role as leading musical figure of his generation.
The first pianist to play the entire range of the keyboard repertory from Bach to Chopin, his historical curiosity and ambitions did not stop there. He transcribed both famous and less well known vocal and orchestral works of others in order to promote the music, and in order to challenge himself to enrich the field of piano techniques.
In orchestral transcriptions, such as the Beethoven Symphonies, Liszt strived to create a sound that would reflect the colour of the various instruments, while the song transcriptions show remarkable inventiveness in  preserving both the vocal line and the full richness of the accompaniment.

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Preview TitleKey Year Level
Auber: Tyrolean Melody  S . 385  in G Major by Liszt piano sheet music AAB Auber: Tyrolean Melody S . 38523 G Major 1829 6
Arcadelt: Ave Maria  S . 183 No. 2  in F Major by Liszt piano sheet music AAC Arcadelt: Ave Maria S . 183 No. 217 F Major 1862 6
Bach: Fantasy & Fugue for Organ, BWV 542  S . 463  in G Minor by Liszt piano sheet music AAD Bach: Fantasy & Fugue for Organ, BWV 542 S . 46324 G Minor 1863 8+
Bach: Prelude & Fugue for Organ, BWV 543  S . 462 No. 1  in A Minor by Liszt piano sheet music AAE Bach: Prelude & Fugue for Organ, BWV 543 S . 462 No. 130 A Minor 1863 8+
Bach: Prelude & Fugue for Organ, BWV 544  S . 462 No. 6  in B Minor by Liszt piano sheet music AAF Bach: Prelude & Fugue for Organ, BWV 544 S . 462 No. 636 B Minor 1850 8+
Bach: Prelude & Fugue for Organ, BWV 545  S . 462 No. 2  in C Major by Liszt piano sheet music AAG Bach: Prelude & Fugue for Organ, BWV 545 S . 462 No. 21 C Major 1850 8+
Bach: Prelude & Fugue for Organ, BWV 546  S . 462 No. 3  in C Minor by Liszt piano sheet music AAH Bach: Prelude & Fugue for Organ, BWV 546 S . 462 No. 32 C Minor 1850 8+
Bach: Prelude & Fugue for Organ, BWV 547  S . 462 No. 4  in C Major by Liszt piano sheet music AAI Bach: Prelude & Fugue for Organ, BWV 547 S . 462 No. 41 C Major 1850 8+
Bach: Prelude & Fugue for Organ, BWV 548  S . 462 No. 5  in E Minor by Liszt piano sheet music AAJ Bach: Prelude & Fugue for Organ, BWV 548 S . 462 No. 514 E Minor 1850 8+
Beethoven: Adelaide  S . 466  in B-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music AAK Beethoven: Adelaide S . 46633 B-flat Major 1847 8+
Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte  S . 469  by Liszt piano sheet music AAL Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte S . 469 N/A 1849 8
Beethoven: Mignon  S . 161  in A Major by Liszt piano sheet music AAM Beethoven: Mignon S . 16129 A Major 1849 7
Chopin: The Maiden's Wish  S . 480 No. 1  in D Major by Liszt piano sheet music AAN Chopin: The Maiden's Wish S . 480 No. 17 D Major 1860 8
Chopin: Spring  S . 480 No. 2  in G Minor by Liszt piano sheet music AAO Chopin: Spring S . 480 No. 224 G Minor 1860 6
Chopin: The Ring  S . 480 No. 3  in E-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music AAP Chopin: The Ring S . 480 No. 311 E-flat Major 1860 7
Chopin: Bacchanal  S . 480 No. 4  in C Major by Liszt piano sheet music AAQ Chopin: Bacchanal S . 480 No. 41 C Major 1860 8
Chopin: My Joys  S . 480 No. 5  in G-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music AAR Chopin: My Joys S . 480 No. 521 G-flat Major 1860 8
Chopin: Homeward  S . 480 No. 6  in C Minor by Liszt piano sheet music AAS Chopin: Homeward S . 480 No. 62 C Minor 1860 8+
Gounod: Waltz from Faust  S . 407  by Liszt piano sheet music AAT Gounod: Waltz from Faust S . 407 N/A 1861 8+
Handel: Sarabande and Chaconne  S . 181  in G Minor by Liszt piano sheet music AAU Handel: Sarabande and Chaconne S . 18124 G Minor 1879 8+
Mendelssohn: On Wings of Song  S . 547 No. 1  in A-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music AAV Mendelssohn: On Wings of Song S . 547 No. 127 A-flat Major 1840 8+
Mendelssohn: Frühlingslied  S . 547 No. 5  in B-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music AAW Mendelssohn: Frühlingslied S . 547 No. 533 B-flat Major 1840 8+
Rossini: La Regata Veneziana  S . 424 No. 2  by Liszt piano sheet music AAX Rossini: La Regata Veneziana S . 424 No. 2 N/A 1837 8+
Rossini: La Danza, Neapolitan Tarantella  S . 424 No. 9  in A Minor by Liszt piano sheet music AAY Rossini: La Danza, Neapolitan Tarantella S . 424 No. 930 A Minor 1837 8+
Rossini: William Tell overture  S . 552  in E Major by Liszt piano sheet music AAZ Rossini: William Tell overture S . 55213 E Major 1838 8+
Rossini: Cujus animam  S . 553  in A-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music ABA Rossini: Cujus animam S . 55327 A-flat Major 1847 8+
Schubert: Trauermarsch  S . 426 No. 1  in E-flat Minor by Liszt piano sheet music ABB Schubert: Trauermarsch S . 426 No. 112 E-flat Minor 1846 8+
Schubert: Grand March  S . 426 No. 2  in B Minor by Liszt piano sheet music ABC Schubert: Grand March S . 426 No. 236 B Minor 1846 8+
Schubert: March in C  S . 426 No. 3  in C Major by Liszt piano sheet music ABD Schubert: March in C S . 426 No. 31 C Major 1846 8+
Schubert: Die Rose  S . 556  in G Major by Liszt piano sheet music ABE Schubert: Die Rose S . 55623 G Major 1838 8+
Schubert: Lob der Tränen  S . 557  in D Major by Liszt piano sheet music ABF Schubert: Lob der Tränen S . 5577 D Major 1838 8+
Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy  S . 653  in C Major by Liszt piano sheet music ABG Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy S . 6531 C Major 1851 8+
Schubert: Sei mir gegrüsst  S . 558 No. 1  in B-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music ABH Schubert: Sei mir gegrüsst S . 558 No. 133 B-flat Major 1838 8+
Schubert: Auf dem Wasser zu singen  S . 558 No. 2  in A-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music ABI Schubert: Auf dem Wasser zu singen S . 558 No. 227 A-flat Major 1838 8+
Schubert: Du bist die Ruh  S . 558 No. 3  in E-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music ABJ Schubert: Du bist die Ruh S . 558 No. 311 E-flat Major 1838 8+
Schubert: Erlkönig  S . 558 No. 4  in G Minor by Liszt piano sheet music ABK Schubert: Erlkönig S . 558 No. 424 G Minor 1838 8+
Schubert: Meeresstille  S . 558 No. 5  in C Major by Liszt piano sheet music ABL Schubert: Meeresstille S . 558 No. 51 C Major 1837 7
Schubert: Die junge Nonne  S . 558 No. 6  in F Major by Liszt piano sheet music ABM Schubert: Die junge Nonne S . 558 No. 617 F Major 1838 8+
Schubert: Frühlingsglaube  S . 558 No. 7  in A-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music ABN Schubert: Frühlingsglaube S . 558 No. 727 A-flat Major 1838 8+
Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade  S . 558 No. 8  in D Minor by Liszt piano sheet music ABO Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade S . 558 No. 88 D Minor 1838 8+
Schubert: Ständchen (Horch, horch)  S . 558 No. 9  in B-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music ABP Schubert: Ständchen (Horch, horch) S . 558 No. 933 B-flat Major 1838 8+
Schubert: Rastlose Liebe  S . 558 No. 10  in E Major by Liszt piano sheet music ABQ Schubert: Rastlose Liebe S . 558 No. 1013 E Major 1838 8+
Schubert: Der Wanderer  S . 558 No. 11  in C-sharp Minor by Liszt piano sheet music ABR Schubert: Der Wanderer S . 558 No. 115 C-sharp Minor 1838 8+
Schubert: Ave Maria  S . 558 No. 12  in B-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music ABS Schubert: Ave Maria S . 558 No. 1233 B-flat Major 1838 8+
Schubert: Die Stadt  S . 560 No. 1  in C Minor by Liszt piano sheet music ABT Schubert: Die Stadt S . 560 No. 12 C Minor 1839 8+
Schubert: Das Fischermädchen  S . 560 No. 2  in A-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music ABU Schubert: Das Fischermädchen S . 560 No. 227 A-flat Major 1839 8+
Schubert: Aufenthalt  S . 560 No. 3  in E Minor by Liszt piano sheet music ABV Schubert: Aufenthalt S . 560 No. 314 E Minor 1839 8
Schubert: Am Meer  S . 560 No. 4  in C Major by Liszt piano sheet music ABW Schubert: Am Meer S . 560 No. 41 C Major 1839 8
Schubert: Abschied  S . 560 No. 5  in E-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music ABX Schubert: Abschied S . 560 No. 511 E-flat Major 1839 8+
Schubert: In der Ferne  S . 560 No. 6  in B Minor by Liszt piano sheet music ABY Schubert: In der Ferne S . 560 No. 636 B Minor 1839 8+
Schubert: Ständchen  S . 560 No. 7  in D Minor by Liszt piano sheet music ABZ Schubert: Ständchen S . 560 No. 78 D Minor 1839 8
Schubert: Ihr Bild  S . 560 No. 8  in B-flat Minor by Liszt piano sheet music ACA Schubert: Ihr Bild S . 560 No. 834 B-flat Minor 1839 7
Schubert: Frühlingssehnsucht  S . 560 No. 9  in B-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music ACB Schubert: Frühlingssehnsucht S . 560 No. 933 B-flat Major 1839 8+
Schubert: Liebesbotschaft  S . 560 No. 10  in G Major by Liszt piano sheet music ACC Schubert: Liebesbotschaft S . 560 No. 1023 G Major 1839 8+
Schubert: Der Atlas  S . 560 No. 11  in G Minor by Liszt piano sheet music ACD Schubert: Der Atlas S . 560 No. 1124 G Minor 1839 8+
Schubert: Der Doppelgänger  S . 560 No. 12  in B Minor by Liszt piano sheet music ACE Schubert: Der Doppelgänger S . 560 No. 1236 B Minor 1839 8
Schubert: Die Taubenpost  S . 560 No. 13  in G Major by Liszt piano sheet music ACF Schubert: Die Taubenpost S . 560 No. 1323 G Major 1839 8+
Schubert: Kriegers Ahnung  S . 560 No. 14  in C Minor by Liszt piano sheet music ACG Schubert: Kriegers Ahnung S . 560 No. 142 C Minor 1839 8+
Schubert: Der Lindenbaum  S . 561 No. 7  in E Major by Liszt piano sheet music ACH Schubert: Der Lindenbaum S . 561 No. 713 E Major 1839 8+
Schubert: Litanei  S . 562 No. 1  in E-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music ACI Schubert: Litanei S . 562 No. 111 E-flat Major 1840 8
Schubert: Himmelsfunken  S . 562 No. 2  in G Major by Liszt piano sheet music ACJ Schubert: Himmelsfunken S . 562 No. 223 G Major 1840 8
Schubert: Die Gestirne  S . 562 No. 3  in F Major by Liszt piano sheet music ACK Schubert: Die Gestirne S . 562 No. 317 F Major 1840 8+
Schubert: Hymne  S . 562 No. 4  in D Major by Liszt piano sheet music ACL Schubert: Hymne S . 562 No. 47 D Major 1840 8
Schubert: Lebe wohl!  S . 563 No. 1  in E-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music ACM Schubert: Lebe wohl! S . 563 No. 111 E-flat Major 1844 8+
Schubert: Mädchens Klage  S . 563 No. 2  in C Minor by Liszt piano sheet music ACN Schubert: Mädchens Klage S . 563 No. 22 C Minor 1844 8+
Schubert: Das Sterbeglöcklein  S . 563 No. 3  in A-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music ACO Schubert: Das Sterbeglöcklein S . 563 No. 327 A-flat Major 1844 8+
Schubert: Trockne Blumen  S . 563 No. 4  in C Minor by Liszt piano sheet music ACP Schubert: Trockne Blumen S . 563 No. 42 C Minor 1844 8+
Schubert: Ungeduld  S . 563 No. 5  in B-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music ACQ Schubert: Ungeduld S . 563 No. 533 B-flat Major 1844 8+
Schubert: The Trout  S . 563 No. 6  by Liszt piano sheet music ACR Schubert: The Trout S . 563 No. 6 N/A 1846 8+
Schubert: Das Wandern  S . 565 No. 1  in B-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music ACS Schubert: Das Wandern S . 565 No. 133 B-flat Major 1846 8+
Schubert: Der Müller und der Bach  S . 565 No. 2  in G Minor by Liszt piano sheet music ACT Schubert: Der Müller und der Bach S . 565 No. 224 G Minor 1846 8+
Schubert: Der Jäger  S . 565 No. 3  in C Minor by Liszt piano sheet music ACU Schubert: Der Jäger S . 565 No. 32 C Minor 1846 8+
Schubert: Die böse Farbe  S . 565 No. 4  in C Major by Liszt piano sheet music ACV Schubert: Die böse Farbe S . 565 No. 41 C Major 1846 8+
Schubert: Wohin  S . 565 No. 5  in G Major by Liszt piano sheet music ACW Schubert: Wohin S . 565 No. 523 G Major 1846 8+
Schumann: Widmung  S . 566  in A-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music ACX Schumann: Widmung S . 56627 A-flat Major 1848 8+
Schumann: Frühlingsnacht  S . 568  in F-sharp Major by Liszt piano sheet music ACY Schumann: Frühlingsnacht S . 56819 F-sharp Major 1872 8+
Tchaikovsky: Polonaise  S . 429  by Liszt piano sheet music ACZ Tchaikovsky: Polonaise S . 429 N/A 1880 8+
Wagner: Spinning Chorus  S . 440  in A Major by Liszt piano sheet music ADA Wagner: Spinning Chorus S . 44029 A Major 1860 8+
Wagner: Ballad from the Flying Dutchman  S . 441  in B-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music ADB Wagner: Ballad from the Flying Dutchman S . 44133 B-flat Major 1872 8+
Wagner: Tannhäuser overture  S . 442  in E Major by Liszt piano sheet music ADC Wagner: Tannhäuser overture S . 44213 E Major 1848 8+
Wagner: Pilgrim's Chorus  S . 443  in E Major by Liszt piano sheet music ADD Wagner: Pilgrim's Chorus S . 44313 E Major 1861 8+
Wagner: Song to the Evening Star  S . 444  in A-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music ADE Wagner: Song to the Evening Star S . 44427 A-flat Major 1849 8
Wagner: Arrival of the Guests at Wartburg  S . 445 No. 1  in B Major by Liszt piano sheet music ADF Wagner: Arrival of the Guests at Wartburg S . 445 No. 135 B Major 1852 8+
Wagner: Elsa's Bridal Procession  S . 445 No. 2  in E-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music ADG Wagner: Elsa's Bridal Procession S . 445 No. 211 E-flat Major 1852 8
Wagner: Festival and Bridal Song  S . 446 No. 1  in G Major by Liszt piano sheet music ADH Wagner: Festival and Bridal Song S . 446 No. 123 G Major 1854 8+
Wagner: Elsa's Dream  S . 446 No. 2  in A-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music ADI Wagner: Elsa's Dream S . 446 No. 227 A-flat Major 1854 7
Wagner: Lohengrin's Rebuke  S . 446 No. 3  in C Major by Liszt piano sheet music ADJ Wagner: Lohengrin's Rebuke S . 446 No. 31 C Major 1854 8
Wagner: Isolde's Liebestod  S . 447  in B Major by Liszt piano sheet music ADK Wagner: Isolde's Liebestod S . 44735 B Major 1867 8+
Wagner: Am stillen Herd  S . 448  in D Major by Liszt piano sheet music ADL Wagner: Am stillen Herd S . 4487 D Major 1871 8+
Wagner: Valhalla  S . 449  in D-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music ADM Wagner: Valhalla S . 4496 D-flat Major 1875 8+
Wagner: Solemn march to the Holy Grail  S . 450  in C Major by Liszt piano sheet music ADN Wagner: Solemn march to the Holy Grail S . 4501 C Major 1882 8
Weber: Polonaise Brillante  S . 367  in E Major by Liszt piano sheet music ADO Weber: Polonaise Brillante S . 36713 E Major 1852 8+

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