Alte Weisen (Wolf, Hugo)

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Language German / English
Translator John Bernhoff, English text
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, Eds.3153-54, n.d. Plates 9294-95.
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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Mainz: Schott, n.d.[1891]. Plate H. 45 W.
Misc. Notes The H. ## W. plate number suggests that the composer funded the publication himself.
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Work Title Alte Weisen
Alternative. Title 6 Gedichte von Gottfried Keller; Old Melodies
Composer Wolf, Hugo
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IHW 3
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 songs
  1. Tretet ein, hoher Krieger
  2. Singt mein Schatz wie ein Fink
  3. Du milchjunger Knabe
  4. Wandl'ich in dem Morgentau
  5. Das Köhlerweib ist trunken
  6. Wie glänzt der helle Mond
First Publication. 1891 Schott
Librettist Gottfried Keller (writer, 1819-1890)
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice, piano

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One of three Wolf collections first published by Schott in 1891-2

Wolf's biographer, Walker, wrote in 1951: "This is a rather disappointing group of compositions. Only Wie glänzt der helle wholly worthy of Wolf's genius." (p.265)