These Drei Notturnos appeared in 1850 in two different versions: the first for high voice and piano and the second for piano solo. In the latterversion the music is preceded by the song texts (no. I Hohe Liebe, no. II Seliger Tod: with texts by Ludwig Uhland, no. III O lieb, so lang Du lieben kannst: text by Ferdinand Freiligrath). The third Liebestraum _ in the best tradition of nocturnes _ is one of the most frequently playedpiano pieces of all. This is not least because it can be played by very skilled amateurs despite its pianistic bravura.