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Ruf vom Berge, WoO147

first published in 1817
author of text

The librettist, translator, and lepidopterist Georg Friedrich Treitschke (1776-1842) both revised the libretto of Fidelio in 1814 at Beethoven’s request and provided him with the text for Ruf vom Berge, WoO147, first published by Wallishausser in 1817. The poem is an expansion of the folk song 'Wenn ich ein Vöglein wär’, which appeared both in Johann Gottfried Herder’s Stimmen der Völker in Liedern (Voices of the Peoples in Song, where this poem is entitled Der Flug der Liebe) and Achim von Arnim’s and Clemens Brentano’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Youth’s Magic Horn) of 1806-8. Here, Beethoven gives it an appropriately pareddown, artfully simple folksong-like setting.

from notes by Susan Youens © 2009


Beethoven: Lieder und Gesänge
Studio Master: SIGCD145Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 6 on SIGCD145 [2'04] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD145 track 6

Recording date
3 May 2008
Recording venue
St Paul's Church, Deptford, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
John H West
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor
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  1. Beethoven: Lieder und Gesänge (SIGCD145)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: January 2009
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