"Lösch mir die Augen aus" for Soprano Voice and Piano *Live Performance*

by Anthony Bannach

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Composed by Anthony Bannach. 21st Century, 20th Century, Romantic Period. Score, Set of Parts. 5 pages. Published by Anthony Bannach Music (S0.41057).

Item Number: S0.41057

This art song for soprano was conceived during the early months of 2014. It features two contrasting harmonic sections that alternate during the piece, one with a melancholic, traditional harmonic basis, and the other with a much more robust, declamatory nature, that is harmonically more compact and unusual. The text is a smaller segment taken from one of Rainer Maria Rilke’s larger poems. The text describes the unbreakable connection between him and his love. Take a listen at my site at www.anthonybannach.com/audiovideo.html.


Lyrics by Rainer Maria Rilke:

Lösch mir die Augen aus: ich kann dich sehn,
wirf mir die Ohren zu: ich kann dich hören,
und ohne Füße kann ich zu dir gehn,
und ohne Mund noch kann ich dich beschwören.
Brich mir die Arme ab, ich fasse dich
mit meinem Herzen wie mit einer Hand,
halt mir das Herz zu, und mein Hirn wird schlagen,
und wirfst du in mein Hirn den Brand,
so werd ich dich auf meinem Blute tragen.


released May 14, 2014
Soprano: Emily Johnson
Piano: Therese Sutula


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Anthony Bannach Beijing, China

Anthony Bannach is a composer/musician from Lomira, WI, USA, but is currently living in China. He composes music for a variety of formats and genres, including classical concert music, music for film, tv, and video games, in addition to his experimental music releases. ... more

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