Gesänge des Orients, Op.77 (Strauss, Richard)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: F.E.C. Leuckart, 1929. n.p.
Reprinted London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1964. Plate B. & H. 19215c
Misc. Notes 600 dpi
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General Information

Work Title Gesänge des Orients
Alternative. Title Songs of the Orient
Composer Strauss, Richard
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.77 ; TrV 257
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRS 33
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 songs
  1. Ihre Augen
  2. Schwung
  3. Liebesgeschenke
  4. Die Allmächtige
  5. Huldigung
Text Incipit see below
  1. Deine gewölbten Brauen, o Geliebte
  2. Gebt mir meinen Becher! Seht, er überstrahlt
  3. Ich pflückte eine kleine Pfirsichblüte
  4. Die höchste Macht der Erde sitzt auf keinem Thron
  5. Die Perlen meiner Seele
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1928
Librettist Hans Bethge (1876–1946), after Ḥāfiẓ (1325/26–1389/90)
Language German
Dedication Elisabeth Schumann & Karl Alwin
Average DurationAvg. Duration 16 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voice, piano