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ABOUT THE LIED
From 6 Gesänge, Op.34, N.2
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/Tenor
Original key B Major
Language German
Composer Felix Mendelssohn 1809 – 1847
Poet Heinrich Heine 1797 – 1856
Range Auf Flügeln des Gesanges
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Auf Flügeln des Gesanges , a setting by Heinrich Heine, was composed by Felix Mendelssohn between 1834 and 1837. It is the second song of his op.34, 6 Gesänge.

Mendelssohn wrote his most famous lied, Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, a few months after settling in Leipzig where he had just become director of the Gewandhaus Orchestra and Singakademie. He often spoke dearly of this period of his life and of how happy he was to settle in Leipzig after two difficult years in Düsseldorf.
It is interesting to compare Mendelssohn’s vision of art song with the ones of other German composers of the same period such as Schubert or Schumann. In comparison with Schubert, Mendelssohn is not so adamant on word painting and seems to focus more on broader scope harmonies and colors.
Auf Flügeln des Gesanges is the second lied of 6 Gesänge, Op.34. It sets the beautiful poem by Heinrich Heine, centered around a dreamlike, unreal vision of India (Hindustan). It is seamlessly built around regular arpeggios drifting from the left hand to the right endlessly while the vocal line gently wanders among the beautiful night garden described by Heinrich Heine. Structured around an AB form, the lied is remarkable for its simplicity

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Auf Flügeln des Gesanges originated was composed by Felix Mendelssohn . The original lyrics are in German. The melodious note arrangement of Auf Flügeln des Gesanges ranges from pianissimo (very soft) mellow notes to forte (loud) notes carrying the player and the audience through an array of vivid emotions. The sweet soft beginning of the music piece gradually increases and decreases the loudness in smooth transitions. This music piece is decorated with phrases, slurs and an arpeggio. A perfect composition for piano players to try with an intermediate knowledge in music. Students can make use of this sweet music piece to improve their knowledge in music expressions, ornaments and sight-reading, while all music lovers could enjoy this brilliant extract whole-heartedly. Auf Flügeln des Gesanges sheet music produced by Lyribox is clear, precise and is transcribed in English by Lyribox. By purchasing Auf Flügeln des Gesanges sheet music from us, you can simply sing along as you play this masterpiece on your piano. Unlike many sheet music sold online with all black notations, sheet music we offer you is marked using three distinct colors. While piano notation is illustrated in black, the music expressions and the lyrics are given in red and blue respectively. Get Auf Flügeln des Gesanges by F. Mendelssohn sheet music from Lyribox today to enjoy and share this wonderful music composition with your friends and family.

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