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Der Wirthin Töchterlein, Op 1 No 2
First line:
Es zogen drei Bursche wohl über den Rhein
composer
1823
author of text

Recordings
'Loewe: Songs & Ballads' (CDA67866)
Loewe: Songs & Ballads
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Der Wirthin Töchterlein, Op 1 No 2
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In Der Wirthin Töchterlein (1823) Loewe sets an ironically sentimental Uhland tale of three Rhenish lads vying in their devotion to an innkeeper’s dead daughter. After the jaunty opening, he dramatizes the tragic revelation (‘Mein Töchterlein liegt auf der Todtenbahr’) with a shock fortissimo on an alien chord. The third lad’s avowal of eternal love is crowned by a lingering descent on ‘Ewigkeit’, and a seraphic postlude that seems to pre-echo Schubert’s Ave Maria.

from notes by Richard Wigmore © 2011

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67866 track 16
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-11-86616
Duration
3'07
Recording date
25 May 2010
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Loewe: Songs & Ballads (CDA67866)
    Disc 1 Track 16
    Release date: May 2011
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