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Fünf Lieder, Op 38

First line:
Ich wünsche dir Glück
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It is Shakespeare, whose sonnet My Mistress’ Eyes finishes the present set of songs, a richly varied collection that begins with the beautiful Glückwunsch—a lavish Straussian setting of a poem by Richard Dehmel using a melody that appears in the film Devotion (a biopic about the Brontës). The Old Spanish Song appears in The Sea Hawk, but Korngold wrote it at the tender age of 14 in 1911. The Old English Song unsurprisingly shares these filmic associations; and a haunting art song, Der Kranke, portrays the love of life in one who knows he must soon leave it.

from notes by Jessica Duchen © 2008

Recordings

Korngold: Sonnett für Wien & other songs
SIGCD160Download only
The exquisite hour
Studio Master: SIGCD072Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

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No 1: Glückwunsch  Ich wünsche dir Glück
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Track 14 on SIGCD072 [2'34] Download only
Track 26 on SIGCD160 [2'39] Download only
No 2: Der Kranke  Soll ich dich denn nun verlassen
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Track 27 on SIGCD160 [2'39] Download only
No 3: Alt-Spanish  Steht ein Mädchen an dem Fenster
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Track 15 on SIGCD072 [1'24] Download only
Track 28 on SIGCD160 [1'35] Download only
No 4: Old English song  Now hark, all you gallants!
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Traditional Folksong

Track 29 on SIGCD160 [1'00] Download only
No 5: My mistress' eyes
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Sonnet 130

Track 30 on SIGCD160 [2'14] Download only

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