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THE SONGS OF HUGO WOLF

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Sung by ROGER CLAYSON (Tenor)
Verborgenhcit (Secrecy)
Der Gartner (The Gardener)
Gesang Weylas (Weyla's Song)
Storehenbotschaft (Storks' Message)
These are four more of the settings of poems by Edward Morike. CEORECY , one of the best-known of Wolfs songs, is in the first volume of his settings of poems by Edward Morike. ' Tempt me not, 0 world, again,' is its theme ; 'Let my heart, unspoken, cherish all its rapture, all its pain.'
The Gardener is a light, graceful song in praise of a lovely Princess, who comes riding down the avenue. The gardener covets a remembrance of her-only a feather from the hood that covers her dainty head, and would give her in return all his flowers, for,' he says, they bloom but for thee.' -
Weyla's Song is a mystic vision of a sacred isle shining afar, before whose shrine Kings bend and worship.
The Storks' Message tells of the happy life of a shepherd on the moors, who is contented, and would not change places with a king, if he had the chance. One day two storks come to visit him, and standing on the doorstep solemnly bow. He guesses that they bring him news of a new-born child, and imagines the mother's longing to be with him. He bids the storks tell her he will soon be with her. But stay! Surely there is special significance in there being two of them ! One for each of the twins ? The storks merely nod and curtsy, then fly away.

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Sung By: Roger Clayson
Unknown: Edward Morike. Ceorecy
Unknown: Edward Morike.

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THE SONGS OF HUGO WOLF

2LO London, 19 April 1927 19.15






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