Schumann's songs feel more like an extension of his earlier piano music than music conceived for the voice. He fashioned music to match the poems in nine wonderfully fair days in the month of May 1840. 0000010978 00000 n 1) Heinrich Heine Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, Als alle Knospen sprangen, Da ist in meinem Herzen . Description Love, solitude and human transience: these timeless themes pervade the seemingly simple, folkloristic tone of the sixteen lieder in Robert Schumann’s famous song cycle Dichterliebe with poems by Heinrich Heine. Unfortunately, Fischer-Dieskau's studio recordings were all made in the 1960's and 1970's, by which time his voice had gained a barking, hectoring tone which can be unappealing. 0000001933 00000 n Browse: Schumann - Dichterliebe, Op. Moreover, Schumann assembled the songs with a clear intent to the sequence of the keys (see Komar for the best discussion of this). trailer Dichterliebe (The loves of a poet, translated by Paul Hindemith) (Dichtersliefde, translated by Jan Rot) (Amore di poeta) (Amors del poeta) (Runoilijanrakkautta) (אהבת משורר, translated by Assaf Levitin) (Amors de poeta, translated by Salvador Pila) (Dichtersliefde, translated by Lau Kanen) (Dichterliebe, translated by Effimia Gianniou) (L'amour du poète, translated by Pierre Mathé), op. Prégardien demonstrates his customary qualities, including scrupulous attention to dynamics and markings, a relatively restrained approach to ritards and rubatos, and a relatively vibrato-free tone which allows him to play up the consonances and dissonances with the piano part. 0000006285 00000 n He finally married Clara in 1840, the same year in which he wrote "Dichterliebe" and 153 other songs, later dubbed his "Year of Song". 0000027396 00000 n 0000023453 00000 n 0000008210 00000 n Based on a map of key relations by Gottfried Weber, the hermeneutic analysis follows Dichterliebe's tonal path along a double trajectory of major keys and their relative minor keys, whose progression through tonal space is understood as occurrences in event space. 24. Wenn ich in deine Augen seh' So schwindet all' mein Leid und Weh; Doch wenn ich küße deinen Mund 48 / Liederkreis Op. This is perhaps the finest recording in a tragically short vocal career, with Schiøtz at the height of his vocal powers, mingling beautiful tone with sensitive handling of the text, and with Gerald Moore's customary impeccable partnering. Poem numbers refer to the published order in the first edition of Heine's Buch der Lieder. 53, No. Schumann: Dichterliebe & Liederkreis. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (No.1) The song cycle, titled "Twenty Songs from the Lyric Intermezzo in the Book of Songs for One Singer and Piano," was rejected by at least three different publishers in 1840 and 1843. Hyperlinks in the English text show explanations of some concepts long forgotten in the 21st century, or show links to web sites with useful information. 48) by Robert Schumann, is to recognize the special features of the songs which will contribute to their understanding and musical interpretation and performance. Schumann fell in love with Clara Wieck, the pianist prodigy daughter of his piano teacher Friedrich Wieck. Ich hab' im Traum geweinet evokes Heine's nightmares with one of the sparest piano parts ever put into an art song, while the voice recalls melodic fragments from Wenn ich in deine Augen seh, casting the words of that poem in a new light. Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe, written in just a week at the end of May in 1840, follows a “clear narrative through…poetry” of a person who is mourning lost love and overcoming the heartbreak that inevitably follows. Robert Schumann: Poet's Love Op.48: Voice: Vocal Album There are two critical editions worth considering: the Norton critical edition edited in 1971 by Arthur Komar which features a complete score, texts and translations, some textual notes, detailed Schenkerian analysis of some of the cycle and essays about Heine and Schumann. C.F. 0000005328 00000 n 24, Liederkreis. Schumann first composed Dichterliebe as a group of 20 songs during his famous ‘year of song’ – 1840 – a time when he poured out his feelings of fierce and youthful love for his new bride Clara into hundreds of romantic songs for voice and piano. It was reissued by Breitkopf & Härtel in 1885 as part of a Complete Schumann Edition, edited by Clara Schumann. Schumann continues his knack for creating literary effects in music: the wistful, ambivalent longing of Im wunderschönen Monat Mai is expressed in unsteady harmony veering between major and relative minor before settling on an unresolved dominant seventh chord. In this way, Schumann created a song cycle that remains a perennial favorite in the art song literature. 0000004652 00000 n Heine found his voice as a poet very early in his career, establishing his reputation with his second volume, the Tragödien, nebst einem lyrischen Intermezzo (Tragedies with a Lyric Intermezzo) of 1823. Text Insert - Schumann’s Dichterliebe and Brahms’ Four Serious Songs Vancouver Bach Festival 2017 3 1 (Op. translation. 48. 48. 30 0 obj <> endobj The goal of these contradictions is to create a bridge to another world, though it is not clear if the ultimate aim is forgiveness and redemption or bitterness and isolation. Schumann's music is challenging to sing, testing both the highest heights and the lowest depths of a tenor voice. Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe Op.48: Mezzo-Soprano or Baritone: Vocal Work Medium voice, Piano IMC (International Music Co.) 15.50 GBP - Sold by Musicroom UK Shipment: (stock) information on site. 0000008510 00000 n The Danish tenor Aksel Schiøtz made a recording in 1946 for EMI/HMV with Gerald Moore (easily the most important art song accompanist of the 20th century). And Schumann uses common musical motifs between songs to pull ideas together, such as the disembodied melodies bringing forth painful memories in Hör ich das Liedchen klingen and Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen, and the parallel postludes of Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen, and the final Die alten, bösen Lieder. Schumann’s Dichterliebe cycle portrays the psychological unfolding of disappointed love. The Henle Urtext edition is not available in any key other than the original, and the other budget editions also don't respect Schumann's original harmonic design. Henle has also brought out an Urtext edition of the score edited in 2006 by Kakuzo Ozawa which has detailed notes comparing the working manuscript, Robert and Clara's copies of the first edition of 1844. 0000011707 00000 n Robert Schumann / Peter Schreier, Norman Shetler: Robert Schumann / Peter Schreier, Norman Shetler - Dichterliebe Op. Fortunately Orfeo has reissued a Salzburg Festival recital from 1956 with pianist Gerald Moore, accompanied by the Heine half of Schubert's Schwannengesang. %%EOF Categories: Schumann (Robert), Song Texts & Translations, Share: Resources. Schanze, Helmut and Schulte, Krischan, eds. The purpose of this work, an analysis of the song cycle Dichterliebe (Op. Ich grolle nicht, und wenn das Herz auch bricht. He also never made a studio recording with his finest partner, Gerald Moore. This anthology became a classic of Romantic German literature and composers began setting his poems to music within a year of the book's publication. Heinrich Heine was still a young university law student (and, until his conversion from Judaism two years later, still named Harry Heine) when, in 1823, he completed his second collection of poems, Lyric Intermezzo. 0000003413 00000 n (music: Robert Schumann, Dichterliebe; text: Heinrich Heine) The rose and the lily and dove and sun And the little flowers knew I don’t love them anymore The small one, the fine one, the pure one, the only one. Last updated: September 1, 2017 by James C.S. Schumann selected twenty of the sixty-six poems of Heine's Lyric Intermezzo, rearranged poem order and altered some texts to create a cylical narrative. Harmonia Mundi: HMU907521. 0000002058 00000 n Hyperlinks in the German text show places where Schumann altered Heine's texts either by changing words or repeating phrases (leave the cursor over the link to pull up a balloon that describes the difference). Completed in 1840, Robert Schumann’s song cycle Dichterliebe (Poet’s Love), Op. 0000017192 00000 n Heine's poetry is rooted in riddles, allegories, allusions, dreams and above all ambivalences and contradictions. Robert Schumann once described his lieder as a"mirror image of his self". Buy CD or download online. Peters. Liu. Heine reworked the Lyric Intermezzo and republished it in his first anthology, the Buch der Lieder (Book of Songs) of 1827. The “Eichendorff” Liederkreis, op. 39, comes from the long tradition of “Wanderer” cycles documenting a young man’s adventures in the wide world, whereas Dichterliebe, op. We must rely on transcriptions from concert performances of the 1950's to hear this pairing. Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne  [sung text checked 1 time] Die Rose, die Lilie, die … Although the text set in the opening song contains no hint of the bitter turmoil awaiting the poet, Schumann’s harmonic and voice-leading procedures skillfully underlay this brief opening movement with a … Schumann*, Peter Schreier, Norman Shetler: Schumann*, Peter Schreier, Norman Shetler - Dichterliebe Op. Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love) was part of the creative surge of 1840, Schumann’s “year of song”, and the year he married Clara Wieck, during which he produced more than 130 Lieder. Details. This is the best, cleanest critical edition currently available, and also includes published copies of the four songs deleted from the cycle. 0000014763 00000 n Peters in Leipzig. 0000039523 00000 n This applies particularly to his compositions from Heinrich Heine's"Buch der Lieder". Glendower Jones at Classical Vocal Reprints has a new published edition of all 20 songs taken down a major second. hÞb```b``=ÄÀÆÀÀ~ŠA€€bl,s@. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (Schumann Dichterliebe No. 20 Lieder und Gesänge aus dem “Lyrischen Intermezzo” (Original manuscript version of Dichterliebe, 1840) Der arme Peter, Op. 0000009314 00000 n 48 (A Poet's Love) by Robert Schumann (1810-56). 0000006523 00000 n Heine mixed naked honesty with savage irony, constructed a folk-like simplicity with the keenest artifice, mingled autobiography with fantasy, comedy and tragedy, love and hate. 1) (1823) Part of a series or song cycle: Lyrisches Intermezzo. 1) Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, als alle Knospen sprangen, da ist in meinem Herzen die Liebe aufgegangen. This recording of Schumann’s two most famous “canonical” song cycles would seem at first to pair disparate entities. 0000016756 00000 n 0 0000012775 00000 n Song List. In that oeuvre, the songs to texts by Heinrich Heine stand out. To read the rest of the article, please click here. startxref The texts for the 16 songs come from the Lyrisches Intermezzo of Heinrich Heine, written 1822–23 and published as part of the poet's Das Buch der Lieder. Dichterliebe, "A Poet's Love" (composed 1840), is the best-known song cycle of Robert Schumann (Op. After a suicide attempt in 1854, Schumann was admitted to amental asylum, at his own request, in Endenich near Bonn. 0000008779 00000 n However, it wasn’t published until 1844, by C.F. [disclaimer]   [please contact me if you wish to reproduce this translation]   [back to the top], [disclaimer]   [please contact me if you wish to reproduce this translation]   [back to the top], Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne, And if they knew it, the blooms, the little ones, composers began setting his poems to music within a year of the book's publication, four songs would be removed from the cycle, sound out three consecutive notes of the scale, flowers and little angels %PDF-1.3 %âãÏÓ A mid or low range voice is even worse off. Some of the dissonances have powerfully expressive effects when paired with Staier's playing. 0000010015 00000 n This song cycle was one of the earlier products of Schumann’s Liederjahr (Year of Song), referring to his nearly exclusive devotion to song composition from 1840-1841, immediately after his marriage to Clara Wieck. Widely considered his best song cycle, Dichterliebe was composed within a matter of days -- amazingly, during the same month as Schumann's Op. Aus meinen Tränen sprießen III. 48 ENG DUT ITA … 3 Liederkreis, Op. 0000002542 00000 n What began as a lyrical intermezzo, then developed into"Dichterliebe", a work with which Schumann identified the ardour of his love for Clara Wieck. 2 sellers. Robert Schumann. The recital is also available as part of a multi-disc set which includes material from ten years of Salzburg Festival recitals. Dichterliebe was originally published by C.F. 48, Liederkreis Op. 0000038214 00000 n The centerpiece of this album is not a performance of Robert Schumann's song cycle Dichterliebe as such, but a new set of English texts by poet Elizabeth Kirschner, fitted to Schumann's music. 0000039228 00000 n 0000005795 00000 n CD sheet music set of late Romantic German lieder, the Norton critical edition edited in 1971 by Arthur Komar, Urtext edition of the score edited in 2006 by Kakuzo Ozawa, Aksel Schiøtz, tenor; Gerald Moore, piano, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Gerald Moore, piano, Gérard Souzay, baritone; Dalton Baldwin, piano, Christoph Prégardien, tenor; Andreas Staier, hammerflügel, The Complete Poems of Heinrich Heine: a modern English version, Robert Schumann, Words and Music: the vocal compositions, Dichterliebe: nach Gedichten von Heinrich Heine : Opus 48 für Singstimme und Klavier, Dichterliebe: an authoritative score, historical background, essays in analysis, views and comments, on-line music library at the Indiana University School of Music, Robert Schumann: New Edition of the Complete Works, Literary text used in solo songs, part songs, and works for vocal declamation, IPA Source texts and phonetic transcriptions, A guide to musical settings of Heine's poetry, Note: Song numbers refer to the order in Schumann's original 20-song submission; the Opus numbers either indicate the order in the published. 48, sets 16 poems by Heinrich Heine for solo voice and piano. In any event, many of Schumann's most beloved songs are set to Heine texts. The Dichterliebe was chosen as the composition to be analyzed because of its prominent position in the vocal literature of the Romantic period. Wenn ich in deine Augen seh’ Lyrics. Similar items. 0000010717 00000 n text: Robert Schumann: ... By Collection. 1+8) by Robert Schumann, is to recognize the special features of the songs which will contribute to their understanding and musical interpretation and perform- ance. xref 48 This page lists all recordings of Dichterliebe, Op. In the wonderfully beautiful month of May In the wonderfully beautiful month of May When all the buds are bursting open, There, from my own heart, Bursts forth my own love. PREFACE The purpose of this work, an analysis of the song cycle Dichterliebe (Op. I. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai II. In addition, some of the awkward piano writing gets even more awkward when the fingers shift positions on the keys. 24 ‎ (LP) Deutsche Grammophon: 2530 … 48, No. This has been reissued on a Danacord CD. 0000002408 00000 n Dichterliebe takes for its texts 16 poems from the "Lyrisches Intermezzo," a section of Heinrich Heine's Buch der Lieder from 1827. 0000006174 00000 n 0000008185 00000 n Album Dichterliebe, Op. 48, takes as its artistic conceit the stages of a failed love affair. 0000006398 00000 n Details . 24 ‎ (LP, Bla) ETERNA: 8 26 497: … <<7C02BF07DD06BD4ABCFFCBBB233F537C>]/Prev 457880>> As of this moment, my favorite recording is Gérard Souzay and Dalton Baldwin's 1961 classic for Philips (sadly, not currently available on CD). 0000030862 00000 n 0000012457 00000 n Unfortunately, no currently available published edition does this; the Peters medium and low voice editions don't transpose some songs at all, and take others down variable distances. 0000006998 00000 n Liederkreis, Op. Note: Brackets indicate where Schumann altered Heine’s original text. For those curious about the original 20 song version, there is a facsimile edition of the autograph draft, which includes all 20 songs and some intriguing musical differences from the final published version. 24, is a song cycle for voice and piano composed by Robert Schumann on nine poems by Heinrich Heine.The cycle was composed and published in 1840. The piano typically carries most of the melody, with extended preludes and postludes that comment on the poems and give voice to thoughts and feelings that the words only decorate. 73 0 obj <>stream The article advances a new case for a coherent tonal and narrative structure of Schumann's Dichterliebe, op. Wieck objected to Schumann as a potential son-in-law, and the stresses and roadblocks of a thwarted romance led Schumann to turn to poetry and song in the extraordinary "song-year" of 1840, when Schumann wrote over a third of all the songs he wrote in his lifetime. Perhaps Heine's intrinsic contradictions appealed to Schumann's split personalities. Text & Translation Poet; Performances; Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (Schumann Dichterliebe No. Die Rose, die Lilie IV. Partly, this is because some songs inevitably get transformed into awkward keys with any transposition. 48). 0000001635 00000 n Dichterliebe, Op.48 (Schumann, Robert) Movements/Sections Mov'ts/Sec's: 16 lieder ... Boutarel's text in red ink, Barbier's in crayon Bibliothèque nationale de France, Musique (F-Pn): RES VMA MS-738 Purchase: Javascript is required for this feature. Liu, with assistance from Alison Hickey, Emily Spear, Kathy Gerlach, and especially invaluable input from James Wilkinson. By … Text: Heine, Heinrich. 0000007534 00000 n No survey of German art song recordings would be complete without baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Showing 1 - 10 of 134 results Today it is considered one of the great examples of German art song and a challenge required of any tenor or baritone hoping to make his mark in the genre. 0000000016 00000 n 0000017028 00000 n The sixty-six poems of the Lyric Intermezzo explore the emotions of someone who has just lost a sweetheart, and often these conflicting emotions tangle in the same poem. Following the song-cycles of Franz Schubert (Die schöne Müllerin and Winterreise), those of Schumann constitute part of the central core of the genre in musical literature. Translations by James C.S. So even more than in Schubert, it is fairly important to preserve relationships between keys of different songs, and ideally take all the songs down an equal distance. Among the period instrument recordings, I like Christoph Prégardien and Andreas Staier's recording on Deutsche Harmonia Mundi. 0000032377 00000 n 30 44 0000001176 00000 n Schumann's Dichterliebe Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856), Dichterliebe, Op 48. around our beloved Lady. If the songs are transposed too low, some of them (especially Ich grolle nicht, Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen and Allnächtlich im Traume become inaudibly low. 0000007704 00000 n 0000015126 00000 n See Full Entry 0000015057 00000 n For those adventuresome enough to try to do a consistent transposition, there is now another option. Dichterliebe, 16 Songs on Poems by Heinrich Heine Composed by Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) English translation found on, by (username) Paul Hindemith 1. Diagnosed with "psychotic melancholia", Schumann died two years later in 1856 without having recovered from his mental illness. Souzay demonstrates his stunningly beautiful vocal tone, meticulous diction and a surprisingly sensitive approach to the text and Baldwin is ever the attentive, sympathetic accompanist. Robert Schumann may have put it best when he wrote, "At certain points in time, (Heine's) poetry dons the mask of irony in order to conceal its visage of pain; perhaps for a moment the friendly hand of a genius may lift that mask so that wild tears may be transformed into pearls.". Dichterliebe was also edited by Max Friedländer for their edition of the complete songs and has also been issued by Peters as a … The resulting text is, according to Kirschner, not intended as a translation of Heinrich Heine's original but instead a new work based on Schumann's music, text set to music rather than music set to text. Peters accepted the set for publication in November 1843, but four songs would be removed from the cycle and someone (it is not known who) attached the title Dichterliebe to the cycle. He completed it in a week. For Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome, Schumann elicits the feel of Köln Cathedral, whose bells were the first in Christendom to sound out three consecutive notes of the scale, by playing a bell-like figure in the left hand while the right hand plays snatches of a Bach organ prelude. 0000015210 00000 n 0000004266 00000 n Maybe the cunnning craft of Heine's poetry brought something out of Schumann the master miniaturist. Taken from wikipedia. Unfortunately, the performance documents how Fischer-Dieskau sometimes took unorthodox chances in his live performances, not always with fully convincing results. Title Dichterliebe Contributor Names Schumann, Robert -- 1810-1856 Heine, Heinrich -- 1797-1856 Mark Padmore (tenor) & Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)