Liederkreis, Op. 39 (Schumann)

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Liederkreis, Opus 39, is a song cycle composed by Robert Schumann. Its poetry was taken from Joseph Eichendorff's collection called Intermezzo. Schumann wrote two cycles of this name — the other being his Opus 24, to texts by Heine — so this work is also known as the Eichendorff Liederkreis. It is one of the great song cycles of the 19th century. Schumann wrote it starting in May 1840,[1] the year in which he wrote so many lieder that it is known as his "year of song" or Liederjahr. The cycle comprises twelve songs:

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  1. In der Fremde
  2. Intermezzo
  3. Waldesgespräch
  4. Die Stille
  5. Mondnacht
  6. Schöne Fremde
  7. Auf einer Burg
  8. In der Fremde
  9. Wehmut
  10. Zwielicht
  11. Im Walde
  12. Frühlingsnacht

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  1. ^ Turchin, Barbara (Spring 1985). "Schumann's Song Cycles: The Cycle within the Song". 19th-Century Music 8 (3): 238. doi:10.1525/ncm.1985.8.3.02a00050. JSTOR 746514. 

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