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Luise Reichardt: Unruhiger Schlaf.mpg

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Published on Mar 18, 2011

Luise Reichardt (1779 Berlin -- 1826 Hamburg) was the
daughter of the composer Johann Friedrich Reichardt.
She published songs with poems by leading poets whom
she knew personally: Goethe, Tieck, Novalis, Brentano and Arnim.
Luise Reichardt was one of the first who composed lyrics from
"Des Knaben Wunderhorn" collected and written by Achim von Arnim
and Clemens Brentano.
She wrote more than 90 songs and choruses, all published during
her lifetime. The solo songs were written for voice with piano
or guitar accompaniment.
The Lied "Unruhiger Schlaf" was written as a musical
supplement for Achim von Arnim's novel "Gräfin Dolores" (1810).
Restless sleep (translation)
The cherry tree blooms, I sit there in stillness
The blossom falls and yearns to fill the lips,
The moon sinks too,
already in the lap of the earth
And shone so lively, shone so red and large!
The stars blink dubiously in the blue
And don't allow to watch them further!

Recording: August 16, 2006.
Susan Owen-Leinert, soprano. Mark Ensley, piano.
Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at
The University of Memphis -- Recording Studio.
Recording engineer and editing: Jeff Cline.

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