Melancholie, Op.13 (Hindemith, Paul)

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Work Title Melancholie
Alternative. Title Vier Lieder für eine Frauenstimme und Streichquartett nach Gedichten von Christian Morgenstern
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.13
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 songs
1. Die Primeln blühn und grüßen (finished 1919-6-10, Frankfurt)
2. Nebelweben (finished 1918-6-23, Fleurbaix)
3. Dunkler Tropfe (finished 1919-7-17, Noordwijk)
4. Traumwald (finished 1917-12-25)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1917 (late) to 1919 (summer)
First Performance. 1919-10-27 in Frankfurt
First Publication. 1994
Librettist Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914)
Language German
Dedication Meinem Freunde Karl Köhler. Gefallen 1918 an der Westfront
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Voice (soprano or mezzo) and string quartet
External Links Hindemith Foundation
All Music Guide