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ABOUT THE LIED
From Frauenliebe und -leben, Op.42, N.8
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo/ Alto
Original key D minor
Language German
Composer Robert Schumann 1810 – 1856
Poet Adelbert von Chamisso 1781 – 1838
Range Nun hast du mir den ersten schmerz getan
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Nun hast du mir den ersten schmerz getan, a setting by Adelbert von Chamisso, was composed by Robert Schumann in 1840. It is the eighth and final song of his song cycle, Frauenliebe und -leben.

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.
Frauenliebe und -leben tells the chronological story of a woman’s first love: her marriage, the birth of her first child and, later, the death of her husband. This cycle was probably inspired by the composers’ life itself. At the time, Robert Schumann in love with Clara fails to obtain her father’s acceptance and engages in a legal battle to make this permission unnecessary. In 1840, they finally marry. This song cycle is made of eight songs.

This song cycle is made of eight songs setting poems by Adelbert von Chamisso. Nun hast du mir den ersten schmerz getan is the eighth and final song of Frauenliebe und -leben. An meinem Herzen is the seventh song of the cycle. After having met her first love (Seit ich ihn gesehen, N.1), praised his qualities with fervor (Er, der Herrlichste von allen, N.2), received his marriage proposal with utter excitement and disbelief (Ich kann’s nicht fassen, nicht glauben, N.3), promised to herself to serve her husband to be with all her soul (Du Ring an meinem Finger, N.4), married him (Helft mir, ihr Schwestern, N.5), become pregnant (Süsser Freund, du blickest, N.6), given birth (An meinem Herzen, N.7), she faces her husband’s death.
The lied is filled with her pain and sorrow. It seems almost recitative like with an accompaniment, at the piano, built around soft minim chords. The vocal line seems exposed and fragile as if it were illustrating the weakness and pain experienced by the protagonist. The piano concludes the cycle with a soft, painful prelude.

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