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ABOUT THE LIED
From Liederkreis, Op.39, N.11
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key A Major
Language German
Composer Robert Schumann 1810 – 1856
Poet Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff 1788 – 1857
Range Im Walde
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Im Walde, a setting by Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorf , was composed by Robert Schumann in 1840. It is the eleventh lied of his song cycle, Liederkreis.

1840 is also known as Schumann’s year of song, the year where he wrote no less than three major song cycles, Frauenliebe und Leben but also Liederkreis and Dichterliebe. It is also known to be the year where he was finally able to marry Clara, the love of his life, after an endless legal battle to overcome the opposition of her father to their marriage.

Liederkreis, Op. 39, also called Eichendorff Liederkreis is to be distinguished of Liederkreis, Op.24, another song cycle composed the same year by Schumann on Heine’s poetry. In Liederkreis, Op. 39, Schumann choses to set 12 poems by Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, all selected from the poet’s book ‘Intermezzo’. Schumann describes his song cycle in a letter to Clara as “my most romantic music ever, with much of you in it, dearest Clara’. And indeed, solitude, nocturnal mystery, longed-for memories and painful emotions closely intertwine to create an intensely romantic scenery.

Im Walde is the eleventh lied of Liederkreis. A few words about the songs that precede it: In, In der Fremde (N.1), the narrator is filled with solitude and loneliness while in Intermezzo (N.2), he passionately declares his love. In Waldesgespräch (N.3), he meets die Lorelei and gets trapped forever in the woods. Die Stille (N.4) is a delicate love confession followed by a magical nocturne, Mondnacht (N.5) and Schöne Fremde (N.6), a song full of joy in the mist of the night. In auf einer Burg (N.7), the cycle shifts to a more gloomy and mysterious atmosphere as a bride is weeping. In in der Fremde (N.8), the poet’s beloved is now dead and he is alone, in the woods, once again; no one seems to understand how much he suffers (Wehmut, N.9). Zwielicht (N.10) is all about deceitfulness and deception.

Im Walde, opens on a lovely wedding party introduced by a springy piano part. The vocal line joins in with energy and all is set for a delightful afternoon in the woods. However, suddenly, the party fades as the tempo slows down (bar 23). The forests appears, once more, as a symbol of darkness, an allegory of the poets most intimate fears.

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