Alexander Zemlinsky: 6 Gesänge

  • after poems by Maurice Maeterlinck (German translation by Friedrich von Oppeln-Bronikowski) (1910-1913)
  • for voice and piano
  • New critical edition by Antony Beaumont
  • Duration: 18’
  • Soloists:
    medium voice
  • Instrumentation details:
    piano
  • Composer: Alexander Zemlinsky
  • Editor: Antony Beaumont
  • Text author: Maurice Maeterlinck
  • Original language: German
  • Translator: Friedrich v Oppeln-Bronikowski
  • Table of contents:
    Die drei Schwestern
    Die Mädchen mit den verbundenen Augen
    Lied der Jungfrau
    Als ihr Geliebter schied
    Und kehrt er einst heim
    Sie kam zum Schloss gegangen
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Alexander Zemlinsky: Six Songs for medium voice and piano - op. 13 | UE36646

after poems by Maurice Maeterlinck

  • Edition type: sheet music
  • Languages: German
  • Edition info: New critical edition by Antony Beaumont.
  • Format: 23.2 × 30.5 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-7413-3
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08742-4
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“Sechs Gesänge”  (“Six Songs”) based on poems by Maurice Maeterlinck were composed as piano songs in 1910 and 1913 and orchestrated in 1924. They show the art of song writing at its very best. The vocal part is characterised by sensitivity and simplicity, embedded in a web of sensuous instrumental voices.
Alexander Zemlinsky added an introduction to the songs, which was not included in the piano version. Three sisters with golden crowns who want to die, blindfolded girls searching for their destiny and other female characters in the cycle conjure up paintings by Gustav Klimt.

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Contents

  • Die drei Schwestern
  • Die Mädchen mit den verbundenen Augen
  • Lied der Jungfrau
  • Als ihr Geliebter schied
  • Und kehrt er einst heim
  • Sie kam zum Schloss gegangen

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