- Vocal Range:
- Genre: Romantic (1838)
- Format: Printed Book or digital PDF [27 pages]
- Extras: Free play-along CD included with printed editions [as long as stocks last]
|1. Nachtlied||(Nocturne)||Geibel, E.|
|2. Wunsch||(Wishing)||Kopisch, A.|
|3. Vorueberfahrt|| (Not stopping)
|4. Die Lorelei||(The Loreley)||Heine, H.|
|5. An den Mond||(To the Moon)||Goethe, J.|
|6. Die Zigeuner||(Gypsies)||Geibel, E.|
Six charming songs by a female composer who is becoming increasingly popular.
All have the original German words with faithful and sing-able English translations by Roz Trubger.
[computer generated samples of all 6 songs)
Longer samples 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 escape from Spandau prison. Her short life ended tragically when she fell from her bedroom window near Paddington station.