From 1848 to 1850 Liszt wrote three piano pieces that were published at the end of 1850 under the title Liebesträume - 3 Notturnos. The composition reworks three songs written between 1843 and 1850 which were also published by Kistner in that year. The first two, Hohe Liebe and Gestorben war ich/Seliger Tod, are set to a poem by Ludwig Uhland (1787-1862): a favorite German poet of the 19th century. The third, O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst! is set to text by Ferdinand Freiligrath (1810-1876) who was an active poet and translator. Two earlier versions and a later version of Notturno No. 2 were composed from 1845 to 1846, 1848 to 1849, and 1865 respectively. These variousversions are also included in this edition.
This publication, as well as containing the scores of works published in the New Liszt Edition together with their critical notes, also has a foreword in English and German which gives information on all the important questions regarding their genesis and performance.This publication is printed on high quality, durable paper made from renewable raw materials in an environmentally friendly way.