6 Gesänge, Op.154 (Spohr, Louis)



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Editor Hans Sitt (1850-1922)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Edition Peters, No.2526, 1900. Plate 7435.
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General Information

Work Title 6 Gesänge
Alternative. Title Sechs Gesänge
Composer Spohr, Louis
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.154
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILS 38
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 songs
  1. Abend-Feier / Evening Rest - Andante (A major)
  2. Jagdlied / Hunting Song - Allegro (E major)
  3. Töne / Music - Andante (G major)
  4. Erlkönig / The Erl-king - Allegro non troppo (C minor)
  5. Der Spielmann und seine Geige / The minstrel and his fiddle - Andante con moto (G minor — G major)
  6. Abendstill / Evening stillness - Andante (E major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1855 Autumn
First Publication. 1857
Librettist see below
  1. H. Mahn
  2. Friedrich Spohr (1776–1840)
  3. R. Otto (RISM @ Senckenberg gives Rudolph Otto, but no further information.)
  4. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  5. Hozze (Henriette Wilhelmine Auguste von Schorn) = Henriette von Schorn (1807–1869)
  6. Johann Koch (1802–1873)
Language German
Dedication written at the request of Prince Paul Friedrich Emil Leopold of Lippe.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation baritone, violin, piano
External Links The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive

Navigation etc.

  • Composed Autumn 1855 (Brown, p.333, who describes this as "Spohr's last significant published work".)
  • The first edition (Cassel: Luckhart, 1857) in a low-def scan is available (free access) on Hathitrust.The cover is here.