An die ferne Geliebte, Opus 98

🎼🎶 Sunday, March 14, 2021
Alois Jeitteles was a young physician who was also making a name for himself as a poet when he wrote the six poems which Beethoven wove into the beautiful "An die ferne Geliebte" (To the distant Beloved). It is a true Liederkreis (song cycle), which became the model for those of Schubert, Schumann and others. It is thoroughly composed so that the songs are inseparable from one another and ends with the beginning theme, making a circle.
The text in translation can be found at https://hampsongfoundation.org/resource/ludwig-van-beethoven/.
This performance by John Sigerson and Margaret Greenspan was part of an international conference of the Schiller Institute that took place in April of 2020. 
Beethoven "An die ferne Geliebte," op. 98 - Sigerson & Greenspan
Beethoven "An die ferne Geliebte," op. 98 - Sigerson & Greenspan

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