FOR THE CURIOUS CELLIST

Kreisler: Liebesleid

Perfectly playable in the same key as the original violin version no notes have needed to be changed for the cello performance versions. Written in the same year (1905) as Schön Rosmarin and Liebesfreud these three little miniatures have quite a lot in common, starting with their charming, light, elegant Viennese style. “Liebesleid” translates into english as “love’s suffering”, not to be confused with “Liebeslied” which would translate as “love’s song”.

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Here is an audio “play-along” file of the piano accompaniment: