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From Fünf Gedichte, Op.19, N.5
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key Ab Major
Language German
Composer Johannes Brahms 1833 – 1897
Poet Eduard Mörike 1804 – 1875
Range An eine Aeolsharfe

An eine Aeolsharfe, a setting by Eduard Mörike, was composed by Johannes Brahms in 1858-59. It is the fifth song of Fünf Gedichte, op. 19.

An eine Aeolharfe is the fifth and final lied of Brahms’ song cycle, Fünf Gechichte (op. 19). He composed it around 1859, during a period of his life where, still unknown as a composer, he was living in Hamburg. Thanks to Clara Schumann’s support he achieved in getting a small position as a musician at the court of Detmold that enabled him to compose. As often with Brahms’s, the unity of the song cycle is to be found in the music as the texts are quite assorted: Ludwig Uhland (N.2, N.3, N.4), a text by Ludwig Heinrich Christoph Hölty (N.1), and a beautiful poem written by Mörike (N.5). Brahms shows a very different approach to Schumann’s or Schubert’s song cycles where texts were all chosen among the same collection of poems. This song cycle of Brahms is the only named “Gedichte”, poem in German (and not Lieder or Gesänge), emphasizing the importance and the quality of the texts.

An eine Aeolharfe, final and last lied of the song cycle is completely unlike any of the others songs. It is remarkably larger and more substantial, closing the set of songs with majesty and grace. Brahms will reutilize this practice in later song cycles of his. The text by Mörike was written after the death of his younger brother. Brahms leans towards recitative at the beginning of the song as the piano accompanies cords after cord a contained vocal line. The vocal part, however, is extremely sung so the recit should be conceived more as an intention than anything else. As we reach “Ihr kommet, Winde, fern hinüber” (second stanza) the harmonies shift to major with consistently rising arpeggios in triplet rhythms at the piano. The melody drifts harmoniously between piano and voice. As the song glides back to minor (Herz, bar 53), we are reminded of the colorful harmonies of the first part of the song. The third stanza gracefully combines the recitative like vocal line of the first stanza with melody motifs of the second one. As the song reaches its end, the tempo slows down and the piano concludes, figuring petals falling softly.

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