4 Serious Songs, Op.121 (Brahms, Johannes)

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Recordings

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Performers Gary Poster, bass ; Carl Banner, piano
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Editor First edition
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Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, 1896. Plate 10679.
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Editor Eusebius Mandyczewski (1857-1929)
Publisher. Info. Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 26 (pp.44-61)
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 168.
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Low Voice

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Language German / English / French
Translator Paul England (ca.1863-1932), English text
Amédée Boutarel (1855-1924), French text
Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, n.d. Plate 13500.
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High Voice

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Edition Peters, No.3692a, n.d.(ca.1920?). Plate 10280. (pp.137-53)
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Low Voice and Organ (Keller)
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Hermann Keller (1885-1967)

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Paul England (ca.1863–1932)

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Berlin: N. Simrock, n.d.(ca.1910). Plate 12619.
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For Piano solo (Reger)

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Arranger Max Reger (1873–1916)
Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, 1912. Plate 13034.
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General Information

Work Title 4 Serious Songs
Alternative. Title Vier ernste Gesänge
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.121
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 113
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 songs:
  1. Denn es gehet dem Menschen. Andante (D minor)
  2. Ich wandte mich und sahe an alle. Andante (G minor)
  3. O Tod, wie bitter bist du Bass. Grave (E minor)
  4. Wenn ich mit Menschen und mit Engelszungen redete. Con moto ed anima (E major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1896
First Performance. 1896-05-24, in the estate of Hagerhof at Bad Honnef
First Publication. 1896 (July) Berlin: N. Simrock
Librettist Martin Luther (1483–1586), from the Bible
Language German
Dedication Max Klinger
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation bass voice, piano
External Links Wikipedia article
Classical Archives article
KDH Listening Guide
Brahms Society article about premiere

Misc. Comments

Vocal Works by Johannes Brahms
Quartets with Keyboard Voice with Keyboard
Duets with Keyboard
Voice unaccompanied