Thursday, July 22, 2010

7/22 Seufzer eines Ungeliebten - Gegenlieb

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
This is a somewhat obscure lieder from B. with words by GA Bürger, the title translates to "Sigh of one who is unloved - Love returned". At the time B. was 25 and apparently a real man about town... It's nice to see a different side of the "thunderer".

The other thing that's interesting is that the melody for the "love returned" part sure sounds fact it's largely the same as the end melody to the Choral Fantasy in 1809, which eventually led to the Ode to Joy melody of the 9th Symphony in about getting a tune stuck in your head!

Sung here by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau:
Seufzer eines Ungeliebten - Gegenlieb, WoO.118 (1795)

1 comment:

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    German text (not sure accuracy since I don't yet know German):