Franz Liszt – Liebestraum – Love Dream

Liebesträume No. 3

Liebesträume No. 3 is the last of the three that Liszt wrote, and the most popular, and can be considered as split into three sections, each divided by a fast cadenza requiring dexterous finger work and a very high degree of technical ability.

The same melody is used throughout the entire piece, each time varied, especially near the middle of the work, where the climax is reached.

At the end, the piece dies down into a final chorded section, and has a broken chord for an ending, usually played slowly as if they were individual notes, rather than rippled.

Liebesträume No. 3 is a standard repertoire piece, and most concert pianists will have played or studied it.


4 responses to “Franz Liszt – Liebestraum – Love Dream

  1. Hello George, I don’t know if you remember me, it’s Cathy, we met on the trail in California, my husband and I were staying in Seal Beach for the winter. I hope you are well and enjoying your bicycle rides, and I miss our conversations.


    • I do remember you Cathy: Yes, I’m still turning my wheels. I’m so glad you’re here! I hope that and your family are fine. I was just in the middle of trying to remember Donna Summers (I consider myself a little part of the disco era).


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