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Die erwachte Rose, TrV90

First line:
Die Knospe träumte von Sonnenschein
1880; WoO66; rediscovered in 1958; first performed in 1959 by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Gerald Moore
author of text

An earlier composition than Rote Rosen, Die erwachte Rose is set to a rippling accompaniment in the style of Schumann or Mendelssohn. The melody is charming enough for its subject but there are places where one senses that the words are fitted to the melody rather than vice versa. Even so the recitative-like final page brings more variety and a sort of wide-eyed wonder, while the image of the awakening flower suggests why Strauss included the song in his gift to Lotti.

from notes by Roger Vignoles 2012

Die erwachte Rose entstand früher als Rote Rosen und ist auf eine dahinplätschernde Begleitung im Stil von Schumann oder Mendelssohn vertont. Die reizvolle Melodie wird dem Sujet durchaus gerecht, auch wenn man hier und da den Eindruck hat, dass der Text der Melodie angepasst ist statt umgekehrt. Im rezitativartigen Schlussteil kehren jedoch größere Vielfalt und eine Art ungläubiges Staunen ein, während das Bild der erwachenden Blume einen Hinweis darauf liefert, warum Strauss das Lied als Teil seines Geschenks an Lotti auswählte.

aus dem Begleittext von Roger Vignoles 2012
Deutsch: Arne Muus


Strauss: The Complete Songs, Vol. 6 - Elizabeth Watts
Studio Master: CDA67844Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 6 on CDA67844 [3'29]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67844 track 6

Recording date
18 January 2012
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Strauss: The Complete Songs, Vol. 6 - Elizabeth Watts (CDA67844)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: November 2012
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    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: November 2012
    Download-only monthly sampler
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