LORELEI LIED, DAS

Latest update on 02/03/2018

Artist: Clara Wieck-Schumann
Author: Heinrich Heine/Friedrich Silcher/Clara Wieck-Schumann
Year: 1843

Composer Robert Schumann's wife. Heine wrote his poem Die Loreley in 1823 and composer Silcher wrote the music in 1838. Original title of the poem: Ich weiss nicht was soll es bedeuten. Franz Liszt wrote a different melody for it; versions as such: Louise Homer (Victrola - 1912), Sigrid Onegin (Victor - 1929).

Covers:

1889:

Emile Berliner [on Berliner 5 inch with a chorus]

1899:

Wilhelm Deusing [on Edison]

1900:

Sousa's Band

1900s:

American Standard Orch. [as Loreley Paraphrase on Edison]

1901:

Emil Muench [as Ich weiss nicht, was soll es bedeuten and one year later as Lorelei]

1902:

Peerless Orchestra

1903:

Haydn Quartet

1911:

Beulah Young & Clara Moister [as Whispering Hope, crediting Alice Hawthorne, an alias for Septimus Winner who wrote this in 1868; he's also the author of Listen To The Mockingbird and sold both copyrights much too cheap]

1912:

Helen Clark & Harry Anthony [idem]

1912:

Elsie Baker [as Loreley]

1914:

Olive Kline & Elsie Baker [idem]

1915:

Ernestine Schumann-Heink

1920:

Ida Heydt & Elisabeth Lennox [idem]

1920s:

Wiener Sängerknaben [as Lorelei]

1926:

Richard Tauber [as Ich weiss nicht, was soll es bedeuten]

1927:

Monroe Quartet

1940:

Blue Sky Boys

1947:

Andrews Sisters

1949:

Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae [hit US]

1949:

Marie Knight

1950:

Stamps Quartet

1953:

Eddy Arnold

1957:

Pat Boone

1958:

Tennessee Ernie Ford

1958:

Jim Reeves

1960:

Slim Whitman

1961:

Browns

1962:

Dick Curless

1962:

Mieke Telkamp & Yvone Oostveen [as Whispering Hope]

1967:

Skeeter Davis

1971:

Charley Pride

1972:

Vera Lynn [as Whispering Hope]

1976:

Anita Kerr

1976:

Willie Nelson

1977:

Vicky Leandros

1977:

Mireille Mathieu [als Ich weiss nicht was soll es bedeuten]

1978:

Heino [as Die Loreley]

1986:

Peter Schreier [als Loreley, with Konrad Ragassnig on guitar]

1999:

Anne Murray

2003:

Dolly Parton

2003:

Larry Gatlin [all as Whispering Hope]

Also in Disney animation film Silly Symphony ('32) as King Neptune. Liszt's Lorelei is another composition.

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