One of the finest works by Robert Schumann is certainly his op.48 ‘Dichterliebe’, A Poet`s Love. Composed 1840 it consists of 16 wonderful songs which explore with an extraordinary depth all emotional shades of the human soul. The lyrics are by the German poet Heinrich Heine.
Needless to say, since my youth this cycle has been an iconic presence in my musical and personal life, therefore I am incredibly honored to present to you its first 3 songs arranged for solo guitar. These are closely connected with each other due to the fact that each last chord is in harmonic relation of dominant with the beginning of the next song (the first one finishes even on a chord of seventh of dominant). Therefore, I decided to publish them as a triptych, which can be played like a short suite.
To conclude with a personal touch, I must confess to you that I am hopelessly in love with the first song, Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (In the glorious month of May), and I am sure that everybody out there who has been at least once really in love can easily agree with my feelings towards this short and powerful miracle from the genius of Robert Schumann.
3 Songs from Dichterliebe Op.48, R. Schumann