12. prosince  2006  rubrika: Title - Classical

A Swan has Flown Over Here - Miroslav Raichl

Miroslav Raichl - A Swan has Flown Over Here - Foto: Nakladatelství ČRo

Miroslav Raichl - A Swan has Flown Over HereFoto: Nakladatelství ČRo

Raichl gladly worked with folk songs - in part adapting the original tunes although more frequently setting the texts of folk poetry to new music. This is also the case in the series of four songs for soprano and piano A Swan has Flown Over Here from 1981.

These are all love songs, which the composer created in the year of his marriage to the singer Svatava Šubrtová. The introductory "Oh, I don't know, I don't know" is the yearning song of a girl in love with wide waves of melodic phrases, the second song "The Sun has been eclipsed for me" on the other hand is a grief-stricken sigh over vanished love, the third is a more exited song of uncertainty and also hope for reunion. The closing song "A swan has flown over here" in a leisurely broken movement again expresses the disappointment of an absent love and the desire to venture out into the world to find him. The excited phrasing of the closing song is exceptionally compelling, especially at the peak of the gradation in connection with the vocal and instrumental line. 

Other compositions by Miroslav Raichl published in Czech Radio:
Songs on folk poetry from Bohemia and Moravia 


instrumentationsoprano solo, pfte
publ.NoR 093
price165,- CZK

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