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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

'Strauss: The Complete Songs, Vol. 6 – Elizabeth Watts' (CDA67844)
Strauss: The Complete Songs, Vol. 6 – Elizabeth Watts
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Die erwachte Rose, TrV90
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

Track-specific metadata
Details 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
  2. Hyperion monthly sampler – November 2012 (HYP201211)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: November 2012
    Download-only monthly sampler
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