3 Songs, Op.42 (Brahms, Johannes)




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Publisher Info. Ulrich Kaiser
Performers Ensemberlino Vocale / Ulrich Kaiser (conductor)
Misc. Notes Recorded 1992-1994, Berlin
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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Bremen: Aug. Fr. Cranz., n.d.[1872]. Plate 600–602.
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Editor Eusebius Mandyczewski (1857-1929)
Publisher. Info. Sämtliche Werke, Band 21:
Mehrstimmige Gesänge ohne Begleitung
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 115.
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Language English
Translator Joseph Powell Metcalfe (1824-ca.1900), English text
Publisher. Info. Novello's Part-Song Book, No.523.
London: Novello & Co., n.d.(ca.1885).
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General Information

Work Title 3 Songs
Alternative. Title 3 Gesänge für 6St. Chör a cappella
Name Translations Gesänge, Chor, op. 42
Name Aliases Gesänge, op. 42
Authorities GND: 300025297
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.42
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 119
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 songs:
  1. Abendständchen. Langsam
  2. Vineta. Con moto
  3. Darthulas Grabesgesang. Moderato, ma non troppo
Text Incipit see below
  1. Hör, es klagt die Flöte wieder
  2. Aus des Meeres tiefem Grunde
  3. Mädchen von Kola, du schläfst!
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1859–61
First Performance. 1864-04-17 in Vienna (No.1)
1874-02-01 in Munich (No.3)
First Publication. 1872
Librettist see below
  1. Clemens Brentano (1778–1842)
  2. Wilhelm Müller (1794–1827)
  3. James Macpherson (1736–1796) as Ossian
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation mixed chorus (SAATBB)
External Links KDH Listening Guide
The Songs of Johannes Brahms
Extra Information Version History
  • Composed for 6-part mixed chorus with optional piano accompaniment, 1859–61 (no.1 composed 1859)
  • No.2 was arranged for 4-part female chorus, ca.1862 (this version was first published in 1938)
    Piano part for rehearsal only

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