5 Songs, Op.16 (Bartók, Béla)

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Pnorcks (2024/1/14)

Editor First edition
Translator Rudolf Stephan Hoffmann (1878–1931), German text
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1923. Plate U.E. 6934.
Misc. Notes The author of the German translation is identified as "R. St. Hoffmann" in a later reissue by Boosey & Hawkes. The uploader compared the FE and reissue editions and concluded that the German translations are identical.
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General Information

Work Title 5 Songs
Alternative. Title Öt dal ; Fünf Lieder
Composer Bartók, Béla
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.16 ; Sz.63
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IBB 74
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 songs:
  1. Három őszi könnycsepp
  2. Az őszi lárma
  3. Az ágyam hívogat
  4. Egyedül a tengerrel
  5. Nem mehetek hozzád
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1916
First Publication. 1923
Librettist Endre Ady (1877-1919)
Language Hungarian
Dedication Béla Reinitz (1878–1943)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, piano
Extra Information Later reissued by Boosey & Hawkes (Plate B. & H. 17598), in which the original Hungarian text was replaced with an English translation by Nancy Bush (1906–1991). Composed around the same time as 5 Songs, Op.15, though the latter work was first published (in full) in 1961.