Wie schön bist du, Op.10 (Grünfeld, Alfred)

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Engraver Leipzig: Engelmann & Mühlberg.
Publisher. Info. Wien: Albert J. Gutmann, n.d.[1879]. Plate A.J.G. 112.
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Work Title Wie schön bist du
Alternative. Title for Tenor or Soprano with Piano
Composer Grünfeld, Alfred
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.10
Key E major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
First Publication. 1878/79
Librettist Moritz Strachwitz (1822–1847)
Language German
Dedication Herrn Alexander Rüdinger gewidmet
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice (Tenor or Soprano), piano
External Links The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive


Misc. Comments

Text may be (about, approximately) the same as that set by Friedrich Lux in his Opus 42 (pub.1868); "Wie gerne dir zu Füssen" is also the opening of songs by a number of other composers as early as 1854 (if Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1854), p.553 is to the same poem) (and see External Link. Grünfeld and Lux are not (at present, 11/13) in the list of composers at that site who set Moritz, Graf von Strachwitz's text, but over 10 other composers are listed.) Grünfeld has "indess das goldne Abendroth" rather than "Indes das heil'ge Abendgold" (3rd line). The line "Lieg' ich vor dir und singe," is in Grünfeld's setting "lieg ich zu deinen füssen und singe" (etc., etc.) - Schissel