A Poet's Love, Op. 48

Robert Schumann wrote his song cycle Dichterliebe (A Poet's Love) in 1840, and since then it has become his best known work in that genre, making its way into the core repertoire of the song genre in musical literature. The Lyrisches Intermezzo by Heinrich Heine are the source material for the song's texts, with Schumann selecting 16 out of the 65 to set to music. The second edition predates the composition of the pieces by three years, having been published in 1837 in Paris. The first edition of A Poet ... more

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