12 Lieder and Romances, Op.44 (Brahms, Johannes)




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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: u. Winterthur: J. Rieter-Biedermann, n.d.[1866]. Plates 474.a, b.
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Editor Eusebius Mandyczewski (1857-1929)
Publisher. Info. Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 21:
Mehrstimmige Gesänge ohne Begleitung (pp.164-78)

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 124.
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Translator Louisa T. Cragin (1837–1886), English text
Publisher. Info. Boston: Carl Prüfer, 1881. Plate C.P. 407.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Barcarole (No.3)

For Soprano, Alto and Piano (Siegfried Strohbach)

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General Information

Work Title 12 Songs and Romances
Alternative. Title 12 Lieder und Romanzen
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.44
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 50
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 songs:
  1. Minnelied. Con moto (E major)
  2. Der Bräutigam. Allegro (E-flat major)
  3. Barcarole. Allegretto grazioso (E major)
  4. Fragen. Sehr lebhaft und rasch (C major)
  5. Die Müllerin. Allegro (C minor)
  6. Die Nonne. Andante (G minor)
  7. Nun stehn die Rosen in Blüte. Allegro (E major)
  8. Die Berge sind spitz. Andantino (A minor)
  9. Am Wildbach die Weiden. Angenehm bewegt (A major)
  10. Und gehst du über den Kirchof. Andante (E minor)
  11. Die Braut. Andante espressivo (D minor)
  12. Märznacht. Poco Allegro (B-flat minor)
Text Incipit see below
  1. Der Holdseligen
  2. Von allen Bergen nieder
  3. O Fischer auf den Fluten
  4. Wozu ist mein langes Haar mir dann?
  5. Die Mühle, die dreht ihre Flügel
  6. Im stillen Klostergarten
  7. Nun stehn die Rosen in Blüte
  8. Die Berge sind spitz
  9. Am Wildbach die Weiden
  10. Und gehst du über den Kirchof
  11. Eine blaue Schürze hast du mir
  12. Horch! wie brauset der Sturm
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1859–60
First Performance. 1861-01-15 in Hamburg (Nos.1 and 2)
1873-11-08 in Hamburg (No.3)
1869-03-04 in Basle (Nos.4 and 10)
1868-02 in Zürich (No.6)
1885-03-11 in Vienna (Nos.7-9)
1895-02-02 in Vienna (No.11)
First Publication. 1866 (October)
Librettist Various
1. Johann Heinrich Voss (1751–1826)
2. Joseph von Eichendorff (1788-1857)
3. K. Witte
4. Anastasius Grün, pseud. Anton Alexander von Auersperg (1806–1876)
5. Adelbert von Chamisso (1781–1838)
6, 12. Ludwig Uhland (1787–1862)
7-10. Paul Heyse (1830–1914)
11. Wilhelm Müller (1794–1827)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 17 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation mixed chorus (SSAA), piano (ad lib)
External Links KDH Listening Guide
Extra Information Version History:
  • Composed for 4-part female chorus with optional piano accompaniment, 1859–60
  • No.1 was also arrenged for 3-part female chorus by Brahms, 1859–62? (published in 1968)
  • Nos.5 and 6 were also arranged for 4-part mixed chorus by Brahms, 1859–62? (unpublished)
  • No.9 was also arranged for 3-part female chorus by Brahms, 1859–62? (first performance: Kiel, 24 April 1899; published in 1952)

Misc. Comments

Choral Works by Johannes Brahms
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