One of Richard Strauss’ most widely known and often recorded songs, Morgen is the last in a set of four lieder that were written as a wedding present for Strauss’ wife, Pauline. A highly melodic piece, the small nuances are key to a successful performance. The performer should also have a good sense of rubato, as the accompaniment allows for a good amount of artistic time-stretching. The text originates from a love poem of the same name by John Henry Mackay, a contemporary of Strauss.
– Joseph Caldarise (arranger)
Solo Parts Included: Tuba