2 Gedichte (Nielsen, Ludolf)

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Work Title Zwei Gedichte
Alternative. Title
Composer Nielsen, Ludolf
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.29a ; JC 53
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILN 13
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

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Nielsen 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.