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Brahms’s desire to follow in the literary footsteps of his hero Schumann seems to be indicated by this setting of a poem by the writer of Frauenliebe und -leben. This is the first of a set of three adjacent miller poems in Chamisso’s Gedichte. Brahms set the text again six years later in an unaccompanied setting for four women’s voices, Op 44 No 5.
from notes by Graham Johnson © 2011
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