2 Gedichte (Nielsen, Ludolf)
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|Work Title||Zwei Gedichte|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||Op.29a ; JC 53|
|Year/Date of Composition||1906-1911|
|First Performance||1912 in Lyngby (No.2)|
|Librettist||Richard Dehmel (1863-1920)|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
LN made three attempts to compose an opus with lieder in German.
- First he set two lyrics by Richard Dehmel as 2 Gedichte, consisting of Stimme in Dunkeln and Schutzengel, as opus 29.
- Later the same summer he composed two songs by Fritz Köpp: Abendfrieden & Waldnacht. He added "Stimme in Dunkeln" from the first attempt - and designated this as opus 29 also, changing the title to “3 Gedichte”.
- Next year (1912) he composed one more song to a poem by Fritz Köpp: (Sorrent). He substituted this for "Stimme in Dunkeln" and designated this as opus 34. The new title became Drei Gedichte von Fritz Köpp.
The first performance of "Schutzengel" was 1912 in Lyngby, a small village outside Copenhagen, where Ludolf Nielsen had a few friends.