Five Songs op. 8
|Full title||Five Songs for medium female voice and piano op. 8 / Fünf Frauenlieder für eine mittlere Stimme und Klavier op. 8|
1. Die Elfen sangen / The Fairies Sang (Goethe); vocal range: g'–g#''
2. Juli / July (Theodor Storm); vocal range: db'–g#''
3. Gode Nacht / Good night (Theodor Storm); vocal range: f#'–g#''
4. Marienlied / Song to Mary (Novalis); vocal range: f#'–e''
5. Schlummerliedchen / Lullaby (Richard Leander); vocal range: e'–g''
Composed 1904, according to composer's holograph works list of 1938, and originally titled Fünf Kinderlieder.
Texts translated into English by A. Rosenthal.
|Manuscript sources||NYPL JOB 73-100, holograph score (10 numbered and unnumbered pages on separate folios), with a completion date at the ends of each song—for Die Elfen: KW. i./III. 1906; for Juli: KW. 2./IX. 1905; for Gode Nacht: Karl Weigl, 12./IX. 1904; for Marienlied: 17./XI. 1904 K.W.; and for Schlummerliedchen: 22./VI. two further songs follow Schlummerliedchen in this score, one dated 22./XII. 1902, the other uncompleted and crossed out. The set numbers 1–5 were added afterwards, and on the outer enfolding folio the work was titled 5 Kinderlieder für eine Frauenstimme KW. See also NYPL JPB 78-21, which includes what looks like a presentation holograph score (3 pages) of Gode Nacht; and NYPL JPB 78-25, copy of the published Callwey score of Marienlied.|
|Publication details||No. 4, Marienlied, was first published separately by Georg D.W. Callwey, n.d.; entire set was published in 1914 by Robert Forberg (6531, 6532, 6533, 6534, and 6535). Today publisher of record is ACA.|
|Availabiity||Score available from ACA; score for perusal or study available from KWF.|
Performances (click icon to expand or collapse list)
|12 January 1925||Vienna, Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal: Maria Bartsch-Jonas, soprano; Wilhelm Grosz, piano (no. 5).|
|21 March 1947||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Old Philadelphia Custom House, American Friends Service Committee Benefit Concert for Work in Germany: Alice Howland, soprano; Karl Weigl, piano (no. 5). Also on program: Schubert, Esterhazy Phantasie; and songs by Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms.|
|11 October 1956||New York, Austrian Institute, Carnegie Recital Hall, Wolf-Mahler-Weigl Evening: Charlotte Holloman, soprano; Vally Weigl, piano (nos. 1 and 4). Also on program: Hugo Wolf, songs; Gustav Mahler, songs; introduction by Carleton Sprague-Smith.|
|1 November 1959||New York, Brooklyn Museum and simultaneous WNYC radio broadcast, Karl Weigl Memorial Program (Commemorating the Tenth Anniversary of His Death): Jeanette Scovotti, soprano; Vally Weigl, piano.|