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From 15 Romanzen, Op.33, N.5
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key F Major
Language German
Composer Johannes Brahms 1833 – 1897
Poet Johann Ludwig Tieck 1773 – 1853
Range So willst du des Armen

So willst du des Armen, a setting by Johann Ludwig Tieck, was composed by Johannes Brahms between 1865 and 1869 and published the same year. It is the fifth lied of Brahm’s song cycle Fünfzehn Romanzen, op.33.

Brahms first songs of the cycle op.33 were published in 1865 (1to 6), the remaining ones in 1969. At the time of the composition, Brahms had already settled in Vienna and been appointed conductor of the Vienna Singakademie before resigning a year later. This furthered his interest in vocal music and many of his choir and melody works were composed from then on. This song cycle is exceptional among Brahms’ set of songs as it is solely inspired by one and unique poet: Ludwig Tieck. The cycle is, by far, his largest set and its performance, as a whole, lasts nearly an hour. Brahms selected the poems from one of his favorite youth novels, The Wondrous Love Story of the Beautiful Magelone and the Count Peter of Provence by Ludwig Tieck. Those poems were lyrical interludes in between chapters, set in the voice of the main character of the novels, Count Peter (except for N.13 voicing the sultan’s daughter’s concerns). The poems follow the adventures of the protagonist and Brahms was adamant in trying to convey the drama and intensity of it all.

So willst du des Armen is the fifth lied of the song cycle. The song cycle begins with Peter dreaming of adventures (N.1, Keinen hat es noch gereut). As he asks his mother permission to leave, she hands him three rings for his future bride (N.2, Traun! Bogen und Pfeil sind gut für den Feind). He soon meets Magelone, the kings’ daughter and it is love at first sight (N.3, Sind es Schmerzen, sind es Freuden). He hands her a first ring (N.4, Liebe kam aus fernen Landen).
Peter hands Magelone another ring with his fifth song, So willst du des Armen. The vocal line almost instantly starts, interrupting the piano introduction, as if the emotions were too difficult to contain. The melody’s exuberant and extraverted quality are supported by a vivid and powerful piano accompaniment, characterized by solid octaves at the left hand and fast-forward triplets at the right.

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