12 Songs after Goethe, Op.15 (Medtner, Nikolay)



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Editor Aleksandr Goldenweiser (1875-1961)
Language German / Russian
Translator Various
Publisher. Info. N. Metner: Sobranie Sochinenii, Tom V: Sochineniia dlia golosa i fortepiano
Moscow: Gosudarstvennoye Muzykal'noye Izdatelstvo, 1961. Plate M. 29145 –ď..
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Work Title 12 Songs after Goethe
Alternative. Title 12 Goethe-Songs ; 12 Goethe-Lieder ; 12 Lieder von W. Goethe
Composer Medtner, Nikolay
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.15
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. INM 50
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 songs:
  1. Wandrers Nachtlied I. Largo (F major)
  2. Aus "Wilhelm Meister" [Harfenspieler]. Andantino con moto (F minor)
  3. Selbstbetrug. Allegretto con moto (D minor)
  4. Aus "Erwin und Elmire." Con moto appassionato (A-flat major)
  5. Aus "Lila." Allegretto giocoso (C major
  6. Vor Gericht (Ballade). Moderato. Severo (C minor)
  7. Meeresstille. Andante lugubre (F-sharp minor)
  8. Gl√ľckliche Fahrt. Andante, stentato (F-sharp major)
  9. Nähe des Geliebten. Largamente, con passione (E-flat major)
  10. Der untreue Knabe (Ballade). Allegro (F minor)
  11. Gleich und Gleich. Allegro abbandonamente (D-flat major)
  12. Geistergruss. Allegro molto sostenuto (B-flat minor)
Text Incipit see below
  1. Der du von dem Himmel bist
  2. An die T√ľren will ich schleichen
  3. Der Vorhang schwebet hin und her
  4. Sie liebt mich!
  5. So tanzet und springet
  6. Von wem ich's habe, das sag' ich euch nicht
  7. Tiefe Stille herrscht im Wasser
  8. Die Nebel zerreissen
  9. Ich denke dein
  10. Es war ein Knabe frech gerug
  11. Ein Blumenglöckchen vom Boden hervor
  12. Hoch auf dem alten Turme
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1907 or 1907-9?
First Performance. 1909 January 21 (11 of the 12 songs)
  • 1916 October - premiere date of No.4, Sie liebt mich
First Publication. 1909
Librettist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
Language German
Dedication The House of Song (group)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice, Piano
External Links The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive

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Composed 3 years after Op.6, according to Martyn.

Premiere date from Martyn, p.61 (date given in Julian as 8 January 1909.) Martyn notes that none of Medtner's works except for Op.17 were concluded in 1908, so 1907 or 1907-9 would be the composition date, despite the claim at Medtner.org.uk?