More Brahms from our Wigmore Hall 2009 recital. This time, the text is by Heine (another of the featured poets in the programme). You can read the poem at the Lied and Art Song texts page.
We both were struck by the stark drama in this piece and we loved the imagery of the Geisterinsel and all it symbolises. It would be a wonderful song to add to one of our Far Reaches of the Mind programmes, which explore imaginary, unreal places.