Johannes Brahms (18331897), Aribert Reimann (b.1936)

Fünf Ophelia-Lieder

für Singstimme und Streichquartett
transkribiert von Aribert Reimann

for: Voice, 2 violins, viola, cello

Score, Parts

Item no.148247
Author/ComposerJohannes Brahms, Aribert Reimann
TextWilliam Shakespeare
Languagesgerman, english
Scope20 pages
Duration5:00 minutes
Release year1998
Publisher/ProducerSchott Music
Producer No.ED 8836
25.50 €
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Another collection in the series of arrangements of lieder of the German Romantik for voice and string quartet by Reimann (6 Songs Op. 107 by Robert Schumann, ED 8329 and Franz Schubert's Mignon, ED 8466, have already been published). The nearly aphoristic Ophelia-songs keep closely to Brahms' original - a different compositional approach to the one in the Mendelssohn adaptation below, where songs and fragments are interspersed with longer, deliberately contemporary intermezzi and the whole forms an extended cycle.


  • I Andante con moto „Wie erkenn' ich dein Treublieb“
  • II Andante „Sein Leichenhemd weiß wie Schnee“
  • III Allegretto „Auf morgen ist Sankt Valentins Tag“
  • IV Andante „Sie trugen ihn auf der Bahre bloß“
  • V Andante con moto „Und kommt er nicht mehr zurück?“