composed in 1839 - dedicated to Graf Heinrich II. Reuss-Köstritz
Sehr markiert, B-flat minor
"Romanzen," Op. 28 are a three-part tale (perhaps a love story), in which
Robert Schumann journeys from the key of B-flat major to the key of B major.
Clara wrote, "However, I do stake a claim to the Romanzen. As your bride
you simply must dedicate another work to me, and I know nothing that is
more tender than these three Romances, especially the middle one which
is the most beautiful love duet." "Die Nacht," in B-flat minor, hints at
a transformation from A-sharp to F-sharp major that will be achieved in
the "Liebesduett," while the high-spirited third "Romanze" ends firmly
anchored in B major.
Translation: William Melton
© Franz Vorraber