Sunday, May 14, 2017

Richard Strauss op 43 no 2, Muttertändelei

Richard Strauss wrote a series of leider (songs) about various topics. This one is perfect for Mother's Day:
Any proud mama would be charmed by Richard Strauss’s “Muttertändelei” (Mother-chatter) in which a new mom brags about her angelic-looking child, with a disposition to match. Using verse from the 18th-century German poet Gottfried August Burger, Strauss wrote the piece in 1899, two years after his wife Pauline gave birth to their son Franz. Apparently Pauline was so taken with the work she would not lend the manuscript to fellow musicians (see Lot 145).

Happy Mother's Day to anyone who is a mother, or who has one.

1 comment:

libertyman said...

Interesting to see Lot 145 as it is the music as written by Strauss - that is the basis of such fabulous work. To be able to create this is a continual source of amazement to me.
Happy Mother's Day to all!