Book/Printed Material When the Last Stars Begin to Fade. Wenn die letzten Sterne bleichen

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Title

  • When the Last Stars Begin to Fade.

Other Title

  • Wenn die letzten Sterne bleichen

Summary

  • The autograph of this hitherto unknown song by Franz Liszt (1811--86), Wenn die letzten Sterne bleichen (When the last stars begin to fade), was discovered in 2007 among the papers of Count Franz von Pocci (1807--76) in the manuscript department of the Bavarian State Library. Pocci, an ingenious caricaturist, poet, musician, composer, founder of the Kasperltheater, jurist, and master of ceremonies in the age of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, met Liszt on his concert tour through southern Germany in 1843. In Munich, Liszt stayed at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof, where he met the German novelist and writer Bettina von Arnim and her daughters, Pocci, and many other participants in Munich cultural life. Wenn die letzten Sterne bleichen is dedicated to Pocci, and appears to have been written by Liszt at an impromptu musical soirée at the hotel and first sung by Armgard von Arnim, who had a lovely soprano voice and was admired by Liszt. Pocci wrote the poem for the song, which deals with the short moment between night and morning. The manuscript of the 24-bar composition shows how quickly Liszt jotted down and corrected the song, omitting elements such as clefs, dynamic markings, phrasing, and articulation.

Contributor Names

  • Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886 Composer.
  • Pocci, Franz, Graf von, 1807-1876 Lyricist.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1843.

Subject Headings

  • -  Germany--Bavaria--Munich
  • -  1843
  • -  Musical scores

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "BSB Shelfmark: Mus.ms. 23595"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 4 pages : 23.5 x 28.5 centimeters. Autograph; voice and piano.
  • -  Original resource at: Bavarian State Library.
  • -  Content in German.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667770

Online Format

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  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Liszt, Franz, Composer, and Franz Pocci. When the Last Stars Begin to Fade. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1843] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667770/.

APA citation style:

Liszt, F. & Pocci, F. (1843) When the Last Stars Begin to Fade. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667770/.

MLA citation style:

Liszt, Franz, Composer, and Franz Pocci. When the Last Stars Begin to Fade. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1843] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667770/>.