This is a predominantly sad song, marked, significantly, molto mesto, ma non troppo lento very sadly, but not too slow.
Die Zeitlose is a simple little song about the saffron flower which, just like the deceptive beauty of a last love, contains poison. The epigrammatic poem inspired Strauss to write an arioso -like song that is perhaps the shortest of all his Lieder. The set ends with Allerseelen , composed when Strauss was The vocal line rises climactically to an ff A, but then comes the heartbreaking realization that he is indeed dead, and she alone. The songs all have love as their theme, and the influence of Schubert, Brahms and Wolf is not difficult to detect.
And in the Introduction he stated the aims of the Brettl poets:. Arnold Schoenberg bought a copy around Christmas , and of his eight Brettl-Lieder , published in , three were to texts by Bierbaum: Nachtwandler April , Galathea and Gigerlette date uncertain.
His interest in Cabaret songs was partly financial he was still a young and relatively unknown composer ; yet his love of light popular music never left him, and can be detected in later works such as Pierrot Lunaire , the Serenade , Op. Definitely a CD to be recommended.
Richard Fairman, Gramophone, March Broderick becomes entertainer supreme, with knowing, vividly characterised and confiding performances Broderick is an exceptional communicator. Sleeve Notes.
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