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ABOUT THE LIED
From Dichterliebe, Op.43, N.1
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key F# minor
Language German
Composer Robert Schumann 1810 – 1856
Poet Heinrich Heine 1797 – 1856
Range Im wunderschönen Monat Mai
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Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, a setting by Henrich Heine , was composed by Robert Schumann in 1840. It is the first lied of his song cycle, Dichterliebe.

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.
He chose to set 16 poems by Heinrich Heine, a poet Clara and Robert had both briefly met. They were all selected from Heine’s Lyrisches Intermezzo book. Schumann wrote this song cycle while still apart from Clara, her father doing everything in his power to separate them. The song cycle dedicated to Clara, expresses the joy for lovers of being together but also the pain of separation and grief.

Im wunderschönen Monat Mai is the first song of Dichterliebe. Schumann distributes the melody to the voice and the piano, intermingling them in ambiguous and daring harmonies. He uses suspensions to blur harmonies and tonalities and the song even finishes on a dominant seventh, leaving us all waiting for some conclusion never to come. The syllabic vocal line puts the text in value while the intimate setting of the voice seems to express a soft and melancholic yearning for the loved one.

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Im wunderschönen Monat Mai originated was composed by Robert Schumann. The original lyrics are in German. The melodious note arrangement of Im wunderschönen Monat Mai 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. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai sheet music produced by Lyribox is clear, precise and is transcribed in English by Lyribox. By purchasing Im wunderschönen Monat Mai 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 Im wunderschönen Monat Mai by R. Schumann sheet music from Lyribox today to enjoy and share this wonderful music composition with your friends and family.

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Im wunderschönen Monat Mai piano accompaniment is offered by Lyribox is mellow and smooth. It feeds the poem an underlying pulse, adding a sense of propulsion to it. Meanwhile the vocal line flows in a dreamy leisure manner forcing the audience into a calming and languid mood. The vocal line of Im wunderschönen Monat Mai by Lyribox has the potential to provide slight pitch support for the voice’s sometimes unusual intervals, enhancing the fullness of it. This accompaniment is not at all demanding. Using these rich Im wunderschönen Monat Mai accompaniments you could create one of the most brilliant performances that is pregnant with layers and layers of expressions. Purchase the Im wunderschönen Monat Mai piano accompaniment together with the vocal line accompaniment from Lyribox today!

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