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Unvergänglichkeit, Op 27

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It was van der Straaten’s poems that also inspired Korngold’s song cycle, Unvergänglichkeit. With the cyclic nature of the music suggesting the eternally renewed nature of love, its self-contained, direct expression signals a relatively new self-discipline in Korngold’s language—though its brevity also suggests, perhaps, the lack of time for composition that now haunted his hectic schedule. It’s a touching work that benefits from repeated hearing.

from notes by Jessica Duchen © 2008

Recordings

Korngold: Sonnett für Wien & other songs
SIGCD160Download only

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No 1: Unvergänglichkeit  Deine edlen weissen Hände
Track 16 on SIGCD160 [2'34] Download only
No 2: Das eilende Bächlein  Bächlein, wie du eilen kannst
Track 17 on SIGCD160 [1'46] Download only
No 3: Das schlafende Kind  Wenn du schläfst, ich segne dich, Kind
Track 18 on SIGCD160 [2'15] Download only
No 4: Stärker als der Tod  Nimm meinen schwarzen Dornenkranz
Track 19 on SIGCD160 [1'37] Download only
No 5: Unvergänglichkeit  Deine edlen weissen Hände
Track 20 on SIGCD160 [2'46] Download only

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