Love Songs of Hafiz, Op.26 (Szymanowski, Karol)



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Editor First edition
Language Polish / German / French
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1937. Plate U.E. 10947
Misc. Notes Posthumous work.
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Work Title Pieśni Miłosne Hafiza
Alternative. Title Des Hafis Liebeslieder ; Love Songs of Hafiz
Composer Szymanowski, Karol
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.26
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8 songs
  1. Das Grab des Hafis — Grób Hafisa
  2. Die Perlen meiner Seele — Serca mego perły
  3. Deine Stimme — Głos twój
  4. Jugend im Alter — Wieczna młodość
  5. Trinklied — Pieśń pijacka
  6. Wünsche — Życzenie (arr. from Op.24)
  7. Der verliebte Ostwind — Zakochany wiatr (arr. from Op.24)
  8. Tanz — Taniec (arr. from Op.24)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1914
First Performance. 1922-09-12
Librettist Ḥāfiẓ (ca.1325–1390)
Hans Bethge (1876–1946), German translation
Language Polish, German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, orchestra (3/2/4/2 4/2/0/0 batt (2esec) 2ar pf str, (subject to confirmation))
Related Works Love Songs of Hafiz, Op.24 (Nos.1, 4, 5)
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Misc. Comments

Songs by Szymanowski
(only for voice and piano if not stated otherwise)
  • 4 Songs, Op.41, lyr. Rabindranath Tagore/Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz (1918)
  • Songs of the Infatuated Muezzin, Op.42 for voice and piano (1918) or for voice and orchestra (1934)
  • 2 Basque Songs, Op.44, lyr. anonymous/? (1925, lost)
  • 3 Soldiers' songs (without op. number), lyr. Kornel Makuszyński, Andrzej Czyżowski (1920)
  • Słopiewnie, Op.46-bis for voice and piano (1921) or for voice and orchestra (1928), lyr. Julian Tuwim
  • 3 Lullabies, Op.48, lyr. Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz (1922)
  • 20 Children's Rhymes, Op.49, lyr. Kazimiera Iłłakowiczówna (1922-23)
  • Dans les prés fleuris, lyr. anonymous (1925, 1926?)
  • 7 Joyce Songs, Op.54, lyr. James Joyce (1926)
  • Vocalise-Étude (1928)
  • 6 Kurpian Songs (without op. number) for unaccompanied choir, lyr. anonymous (1928-29)
  • 12 Kurpian Songs, Op.58, lyr. anonymous (1930-32)