Sehnsucht, Op.19 (Lenschow, Charles)

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Publisher. Info. Baltimore: W.C. Peters, 1850. Plate Hungarian’s Song of Home. 1427-7.
Misc. Notes Librettist and Translator noted below (far as is known, this is first edition, so no need to specify translator here also.)
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Work Title Sehnsucht
Alternative. Title Sehnsucht nach der Heimath ; Hungarian's (or The Hungarian) Song of Home. By the founder of the Germania Musical Society.
Composer Lenschow, Charles
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.19
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICL 9
Key D major (at least in one version)
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Text Incipit Zur Heimath! Zur Heimath! Dort wo die Mutter mich gewiegt
First Publication. 1850 – Baltimore: W.C. Peters
Librettist Translated from a text of Karl Ludwig Kannegiesser by Charles Timothy Brooks (1813–1883)
Language German, English
Dedication Miss Ellen M. Ward
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice, piano

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Between this and The Rose by the same composer one begins to suppose that perhaps both were actually written to English texts, given German titles and - etc. Whether Brooks was librettist or translator for these two works (what either/or?), his reputation as a translator was considerable. (Well, in this case unlike that of Op.16, one actually can identify the original source! See RISM 464121107 (SBB abschrift of another setting, from the 1820s.))

Library of Congress received the score in 28(?) January 1850. See Other LoC copy.