8 Songs, Op.61 (Medtner, Nikolay)



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Editor Aleksandr Goldenweiser (1875–1961)
Publisher. Info. N. Metner: Sobranie Sochinenii, Tom VI: Sochineniia dlia golosa i fortepiano
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1961. Plate M. 29308 Г.
Misc. Notes Contains index and publishing information for volume six of the complete works.

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Work Title Acht Lieder
Alternative. Title Vocem' pesen Op.61
Composer Medtner, Nikolay
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.61
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. INM 52
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8:
  • No.1: Reiselied [Pesn' strannika] (Traveling Song)
  • No.2: Nachtgruß [Nochnoi privet] (Night Greeting)
  • No.3: Chto v imeni tebe moem? [Was fragst du nach dem Namen mich?] (What does my name mean to you?)
  • No.4: Esli zhizn' tebia obmanet... [Wenn du eines Tags enttäuscht bist...] (When you are disillusioned one day...)
  • No.5: Molitva [Gebet] (Prayer)
  • No.6: Polden' [Mittagsdunst] (Midday)
  • No.7: O, veshchaia dusha moia! [Sei stille mein verzagtes Herz] (Be still my visionary heart)
  • No.8: Kogda, chto svali my svoim... [Unwiederbringlich ist dahin...] (It is then completely lost...)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1927-1951
First Publication. 1946 [No.6]; 1954 [all others]
Librettist Joseph von Eichendorff (1788-1857) [Nos.1 and 2]
Aleksandr Pushkin (1799–1837) [Nos.3 and 4]
Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841) [No.5]
Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev (1803-1873) [Nos.6, 7 and 8]
Language German [Nos.1 and 2]; Russian [Nos.3 through 8]
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice and piano

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The sixth song of the set, Polden', was originally published in Twenty-Six selected songs (New York: G. Schirmer, 1946) as Op.59 No.1 (after the autograph). The other seven songs were published as Sieben hinterlassene Lieder (Seven forgotten songs) by M. P. Belaïeff in 1954. The complete works edition assembled all eight songs under the title Acht Lieder (Eight Songs) as Op.61. According to Bowling Green library catalog, German translations of the Russian poems by Liesbeth Weinhold in the 1954 edition.