Interpretation of "Un Sospiro"(A Sigh) - In D Flat Major - by Franz Liszt ( A f* easy piece....😰)
Part 1 - A romantic reverie
The study begins with large "waves" of sixteenth notes in which a higher song emerges in the high notes. This feeling of waves and this air song plunges us from the first moments in a pure romantic Lisztian.
These large arpeggios, distributed between the two hands, will be found throughout the work.
Part 2 - The passion and the storm
This second part begins with the passion and "the storm" (measures 30 to 37 with an impetuoso nuance) before knowing a more pacified development (measures 38 to 52).
On the right hand, "staircase" semiquavers go up and down, recalling the arpeggios of the first part in a more virtuoso and "jerky" version. Over this semiquaver, the left hand dominates with octaves and chords in the bass, which recreates the motif of the main theme of the work.
Part 3 - Back to the dream
We then find the theme in a nuance piano and dolce, but still restless, a poco più mosso.
By his motives, Liszt will create here a real impression of magic.
This study "Un Sospiro" is a real invitation to dream. At all times, Liszt creates an impression of suspended time.
A reverie of all times, a "sigh", but a sigh long and full of meaning.