- Vocal Range:
- Genre: Romantic (1844)
- Format: Printed Book or digital PDF [22 pages]
- Extras: Free play-along CD included with printed editions [as long as stocks last]
|1. Die Mandoline||(The Mandolin)||Kinkel, J
|2. Aus ‘Die Assassinen’|| (from 'The Assassins')
|3. Liebesmacht|| (The Power of Love)
|4. Bedouinen-Romanze|| (Ballad of the Bedouin)
|5. Abschied||(Farewell)||Kinkel, J|
|6. Thurm und Fluth||(Tower and Tide)||Kinkel, G|
Strong songs with words and music by a c.19th female composer who is becoming increasingly popular again.
All have original German words with faithful and sing-able English translations by Roz Trübger.
[computer generated samples of all 6 songs)
longer samples are available here [opens in Soundcloud]
Johanna Kinkel (also Mathieux, Mockel) made her mark in the worlds of both music and literature and her life makes a fascinating story. Born in Bonn, her childhood music studies were with Beethoven’s teacher. As an adult, she was a friend of Fanny Mendelssohn and Karl Marx. She got caught up in the revolutionary events of 1849 and emigrated to London after helping her husband, Gottfried Kinkel, escape from Spandau prison. Her short life ended tragically when she fell from her bedroom window near Paddington station.