FOR THE CURIOUS CELLIST

Kreisler: Liebesfreud

“Love’s joy” is the english translation of this charming little viennese miniature which Kreisler wrote in 1905, along with its sister pieces Schön Rosmarin and Liebesleid. No notes have been changed for the  cello performance versions, but many double-stops have been removed. The Easier Version stays always below the mid-string harmonic (in the Neck Region), the higher passages having been transposed down an octave. The original key is preserved in all versions which means that we can use the standard piano accompaniment part.

Edited Performance Version     Clean Performance Version     Easier Version      Literal Transcription

Here is a play-along audio of the piano accompaniment. This is by www.piano-accompaniments.com, who have a very large recorded accompaniment catalogue.