for Baritone and String Orchestra
for: Voice (baritone), orchestra
|Publisher/Producer||Breitkopf & Härtel|
|Producer No.||DV 6089|
With the Ernste Gesaenge (Serious Songs) for baritone and string orchestra Hanns Eisler created at the end of his life a key work whose complex message becomes more than clear from the music settings of texts by five different poets, together with the Hölderlin motto articulated in the prologue. It reflects between resignation and hope the difficult current state of societal development.
At the same time, not least by harking back to earlier works, it is a kind of quintessence of his composing. The piano arrangement of the subtle orchestral accompaniment is intended not only as a study aid for singers, but also as a work for public performance.