"Faust", "Wilhelm Meister", "Egmont", even "Erlkönig" - again and again Beethoven chose texts by Goethe for his song compositions. Now, for the first time, all of Beethoven’s songs with texts by the great Weimar writer are available in one volume. Alongside the famous setting of "Wonne der Wehmut" and Mephisto’s satiric Flea Song op. 75 no. 3, there are also others to be discovered, such as four different versions of Mignon’s Song "Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt". The musical text in the Beethoven Complete Edition forms the basis for this volume. In addition the Flea Song has been revised following the autograph that recently reappeared.
Original Keys for High Voice
Goethe Songs Maigesang op. 52,4 Marmotte op. 52,7 Sehnsucht (4 versions) op. WoO 134 Kennst du das Land op. 75,1 Neue Liebe, neues Leben (second version) op. 75,2 From Goethe's Faust op. 75,3 Wonne der Wehmut (second version) op. 83,1 Sehnsucht op. 83,2 Mit einem gemalten Band op. 83,3 Freudvoll und leidvoll op. 84,4 Bundeslied op. 122 Appendix: