Zerfernte Gedichte
Zerfernte Gedichte

Zerfernte Gedichte


For voice and piano

I. Abschied
II. Einen Brief soll ich schreiben…
III. Die Sonne sank…
IV. O traure nicht!

Zerfernt is coined from entfernt (removed, distanced) and the prefix zer-, depicting a painful motion of tearing an entity apart from where it belongs.

The song cycle represents the protagonist’s emotional journey from parting to acceptance and hope, and draws inspiration from various sources such as opera and folksong.

Zerfernte Gedichte is scored for baritone but can be performed by any singer with a medium voice.



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