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From S.282 (2nd version)
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key E Major
Language French
Composer Franz Liszt 1811 – 1886
Poet Victor Hugo 1802 – 1895
Range Oh! quand je dors

Oh! quand je dors, a setting by Victor Hugo, was composed by Franz Liszt in 1849 and published in 1859. It also knowned as his S.282.

Liszt wrote no less than 82 songs but only a few of them are still performed nowadays. Among those, fifteen are French melodies, 8 of them being settings of poems by Victor Hugo. Oh! Quand je dors, is without a doubt the best-known of this set. Liszt wrote a first version of it in 1842 and another one (the one that is performed nowadays) in 1849. In 1849, Liszt has decided to settle down in Weimar. Famous and rich thanks to his career as a solo pianist he can devote his time to composition.

Oh! Quand je dors is remarkable for its poignant melody and its vocal line subtly arched intensity wise. In this melody, the liquid accompaniment built around arpeggios is quite manageable unlike in many of his other works. All the song seems filled with pleasurable melancholy and sweet desire, offering the listener a rapturous experience.

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