Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen Liebhabers verbrannte

by W. A. Mozart (1756–1791)

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Instrument(s): Voice and Piano Style: Classical
Opus: KV 520 Date of composition: 26th May 1787
Source: Breitkopf & Härtel (serie 7 n. 29) Copyright: Public Domain    CC: No rights reserved
Last updated: 2005/Dec/09. View change history Music ID Number: Mutopia-2005/12/09-500
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Als Luise die Briefe ihres Ungetreuen Liebhabers verbrannte KV 520 (When Luise Burned The Letters Of Her Unfaithful Lover)

This Lied was composed by Mozart in 1787, the year of Don Giovanni and Eine Kleine Nachtmusick, but also the great year of Lieder. This one, despite the poor quality of the text, is one of the best in his whole production. There is a deep dramatization of the events described in the verses: melismas are banned, and the fast thirteenth notes in the piano part well depicts the fire where Luise is burning her letters.

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