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Published on Feb 24, 2011
Live recording with photos. The amazing pianist Dirk Wedmann, Germany, improvises the Charles Ives' song "My native land". First part: the song with Susan Owen-Leinert. Second part: Improvisation / Variations of "My native land" with Dirk Wedmann, piano. Words by Charles Ives after Heinrich Heine: Neue Gedichte. In der Fremde III (1833). Ives composed three versions of the song. Wedman and Owen-Leinert present the third version from ca.1901. The poem by Heine has two verses (zwei Strophen), Ives' song has three verses.