9 Lieder und Gesänge Op. 32
IX. Wie bist du, meine Königin
Adagio (E-flat major)
From Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge op.121 (2016)
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Brahms: 9 Lieder und Gesänge Op. 32 – IX. Wie bist du, meine Königin – Adagio (E-flat major)
Brahms wrote a vast number of lieder over a period of forty years. The 200 or so he permitted to survive show just how important the genre was to his compositional process. The selection presented here illustrates the diversity of a corpus that features Heine (as with so many other composers), but also a wide variety of other poets whom he set to music with the same consummate skill as the ‘Four Serious Songs’ op121, the emblematic peak of a magnificent and highly individual output.