Romantic Variations on German Folk Tunes (Christoph Dalitz, 2011)
- Instruments: solo guitar
- Composer: Christoph Dalitz
- First publication: 2011
In these pieces, the romantic style of the 19th century is applied to German folk tunes. Both player and listeners will recognize many familiar gestures, which make the pieces fun to play. The six pieces are not only arranged in a tonal progression, but also in a historic progression, from the classical style of Sor and Mozart to the highly romantic style of Schumann.
- C-Major: Im Märzen der Bauer (alla F. Sor o W.A. Mozart)
- G-Major: Kommt ein Vogel geflogen (alla N. Paganini)
- D-Major: Guten Abend, gut Nacht (alla J. Brahms)
- A-Major: Der Mai ist gekommen (alla J.K. Mertz)
- E-Minor: Es saß ein klein Wildvögelein (alla N. Coste)
- B-Minor: Es fiel ein Reif in der Frühlingsnacht (alla R. Schumann)
The complete edition is available from Notendownload. It contains prefaces in German and English, which give explanations to all pieces.
Here I make one piece and the preface available for download so that you can get an impression of style and difficulty of the music. The entire volume is available from Notendownload If you have problems obtaining a copy, you can alternatively drop me an email.
- Der Mai ist gekommen
(PDF file, two A4 pages, 40kB)
The text of the tune is "May has come, the trees break into leaves", which inspired me to some sound painting which describes how spring time fights with the reminiscents of winter and how it eventually wins.
- Preface in German and English (PDF file, three A4 pages, 108kB)