12 Gesänge, Op.8 (Mendelssohn, Felix)

Collaborative Work
This work was co-authored by Nos.2, 3 and 12 in this set were composed by Fanny Hensel.



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Editor Julius Rietz (1812–1877)
Publisher. Info. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 19
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1877. Plate M.B. 141.
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Editor Max Friedlaender (1852–1934)
Publisher. Info. Sämtliche Lieder. Ausgabe für tiefe Stimme (pp.107-28)
Leipzig: Edition Peters, n.d. Plate 9995.
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General Information

Work Title 12 Gesänge
Alternative. Title
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.8
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 songs (9 by Felix, 3 by Fanny Hensel):
  1. Minnelied im Mai (Andante, F major)
  2. Hensel: Das Heimweh (Vivace ed agitato, D minor)
  3. Hensel: Italien (Allegretto, G major)
  4. Erntelied (Andante con moto, A minor)
  5. Pilgerspruch (Andante, F major)
  6. Frühlingslied (Allegretto, E major)
  7. Maienlied (Allegretto, G major)
  8. Andres Maienlied (Allegro vivace, G minor)
  9. Abendlied (Andante, E major)
  10. Romanze (Andante, G minor)
  11. Im Grünen (Allegro vivace, E major)
  12. Hensel: Suleika und Hatem (Allegretto, E major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1824–27
First Publication. 1826 (Nos 1–6), 1827 (all 12)
Librettist see below
  1. Ludwig Christoph Heinrich Hölty (1748–1776)
  2. Friederike Robert (1795–1832)
  3. Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)
  4. Altes Kirchenlied
  5. Paul Fleming (1609–1640)
  6. Friederike Robert (1795–1832)
  7. Jakob von Warte
  8. Ludwig Christoph Heinrich Hölty (1748–1776), Hexenlied
  9. Johann Heinrich Voss (1751–1826)
  10. Karl Klingemann (1798–1862)
  11. Johann Heinrich Voss (1751–1826)
  12. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation voice, piano (No.12 = 2 voices, piano)
Extra Locations Fanny Hensel’s Suleika und Hatem also in her 3 Songs