2 Gedichte (Nielsen, Ludolf)



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General Information

Work Title Zwei Gedichte
Alternative. Title
Composer Nielsen, Ludolf
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.29a ; JC 53
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 songs
  1. Stimme in Dunkeln
  2. Schutzengel
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1906-1911
First Performance. 1912 in Lyngby (No.2)
First Publication. 2014
Librettist Richard Dehmel (1863-1920)
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voice, Piano

Misc. Comments

LN made three attempts to compose an opus with lieder in German.

  • First he set two lyrics by Richard Dehmel as 2 Gedichte, consisting of Stimme in Dunkeln and Schutzengel, as opus 29.
  • Later the same summer he composed two songs by Fritz Köpp: Abendfrieden & Waldnacht. He added "Stimme in Dunkeln" from the first attempt - and designated this as opus 29 also, changing the title to “3 Gedichte”.
  • Next year (1912) he composed one more song to a poem by Fritz Köpp: (Sorrent). He substituted this for "Stimme in Dunkeln" and designated this as opus 34. The new title became Drei Gedichte von Fritz Köpp.

The first performance of "Schutzengel" was 1912 in Lyngby, a small village outside Copenhagen, where Ludolf Nielsen had a few friends.