Gesange der Fruhe Op. 133 by : Robert Schumann : Wolfgang Boetticher
“To Diotima” – this addendum to the title was preserved until shortly before publication of the piano “songs” and mystified Schumann's contemporaries. “The Goddess to whom they are addressed has caused me quite a headache” wrote Joseph Joachim; and even Brahms was not able to identify her. The composer was referring to a novel by Hölderlin; although this work was apparently no longer generally very well-known in Schumann's day. “Quite original pieces; there is a very particular atmosphere in them” – thus Clara passed judgement. In our revised edition Ernst Herttrich provides a detailed illumination of the background to this unusual work.
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|Publisher||Henle Urtext Edition|
| Media ||Softcover|
| Length x Width x Height||12.2 x 9.25 x 0.095 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.28 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL51480459|
| 1st Publication Date||11/2006|