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Die erwachte Rose, TrV90
First line:
Die Knospe träumte von Sonnenschein
composer
1880; WoO66; rediscovered in 1958; first performed in 1959 by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Gerald Moore
author of text

Recordings
'Strauss: The Complete Songs, Vol. 6 – Elizabeth Watts' (CDA67844)
Strauss: The Complete Songs, Vol. 6 – Elizabeth Watts
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67844  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Hyperion monthly sampler – November 2012' (HYP201211)
Hyperion monthly sampler – November 2012
HYP201211  Download-only monthly sampler   No longer available
Details
Track 6 on CDA67844 [3'29]
Track 5 on HYP201211 [3'29] Download-only monthly sampler

Die erwachte Rose, TrV90
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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

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