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    Default Liebe (Richard Strauss, Op. 42/1, 1899)

    Richard Strauss: 2 Männerchöre, Op.42, TrV 194
    1. Liebe (Nichts bessers ist auf dieser Erd)


    This is a very obscure song by Richard Strauss, originally written for unaccompanied male chorus and published in an 1899 songbook commissioned by Kaiser Wilhelm II. The libretto is a Dutch poem from 1602, in a translation by Herder. The original vocal score is at IMSLP:

    https://imslp.org/wiki/2_M%C3%A4nner...ss%2C_Richard)

    I have adapted the tune to a classical mandolin quartet (two mandolins, mandola, mandocello), using a transcription for woodwind quartet by Jenne Van Antwerpen at Musescore:

    https://musescore.com/user/53615/scores/3481646

    I've transposed the piece one semitone up, from B major to C major, which sits much better on mandolin.

    1890s Ceccherini mandolin (x2)
    Mid-Missouri M-111 octave mandolin
    Suzuki MC-815 mandocello



    Martin

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    Default Re: Liebe (Richard Strauss, Op. 42/1, 1899)

    Re-recorded and re-uploaded -- the previous version didn't sound very nice when I listened back. Apologies.

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