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The Foundations of Music

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(Mezzo- Soprano)
Op. 7, Treue Liebe (Tnie Love) Op. 14, Ein Sonnett (A Sonnet)
Op. 32, Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen (I promised that I would see thee no more)
Op. 43, Von ewiger Liebe (Love is for ever) Op. 47. Botschaft (The Message)
Op. 48, Der Gang zum Liebsten (The
Watchful Lover)
Op. 58, Blinde Kuh (Blind Man's Buff)
Brahms was one of the greatest of song writers, and a mainstay of lieder singers. Ho was writing songs all his life, Opus 3 containing his first examples, and Opus 121 his last-indeed, this was the last work he ever wrote. He composed more than two hundred songs in all, and they include lyrical and love songs, gypsy and folk songs, and religious songs. Many of them are in the repertory of every singer, and are familiar to all interested listeners, for repetition, far from tiring the listener, tends to enhance his appreciation. There are lovers of Brahms who consider that his songs display the composer at his greatest, and though that is a judgment not generally accepted, it is very largely by his songs that Brahms has endeared himself to a wider public that only recently has had the opportunity to hear his works in the larger form. It is none the less a fact that a public will pour out its affection more readily to a composer who can give them fine songs to sing than for one whose hold on them is limited to the concert hall. And no more appealing songs than those of Brahms have been written. As sung by Anne Thurs field. a lieder singer in the very front rank, the songs in this week's ' Foundations of Music ' series will afford a rare pleasure to those who take delight in Brahma's treasure house.


Sung By:
Anne Thursfield
Ein Sonnett
Blinde Kuh
Sung By:
Anne Thurs

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