Robert Schumann (1810–1856) Dichterliebe
arranged by Siegfried Matthus [A,2vl,va,vc] duration: 35' Text: Heinrich Heine
original version: vce,pno
World première: Rheinsberg, July 30, 2000
I carefully transferred the beauty of Schumanns piano writing onto the strings and placed the emphasis on the warm-sounding lower register of the stringed instruments. It was a delight to retrace the wonderful Heine settings, and I am thoroughly delighted to know that this new version has been interpreted by such wonderful musicians as Jochen Kowalski and the Petersen Quartet.