Alma Mahler

Ich wandle unter Blumen, for voice & piano (5 Songs (1910))

    Description by James Leonard

    Alma Schindler composed her setting of Heinrich Heine's Ich wandle unter Blumen (I Wander Among Flowers) on January 7, 1899. She wrote it specifically for her music teacher Josef Labor, the blind organist with whom Schindler was currently infatuated. As she wrote in her diary, "I've no idea whether it's good. I only know that love's passion went into it." She performed it for Labor at her next lesson and he judged it "quite good" and declared that "there is talent here." The song itself is short and sweet with a folk song-like melody above a very simple Schubertian accompaniment of little harmonic or rhythmic interest.

    Appears On

    Year Title / Performer Label / Catalog # AllMusic Rating
    2018
    Alpha
    393
    2009
    Claves
    502904
    2006
    Globe Records
    5199
    2002
    Audite
    97485
    2002
    Gall (formerly Gallo)
    1070
    2001
    Arcobaleno
    94452
    2001
    Koch International Classics
    375062
    2000
    Opus 111
    1887
    1999
    Nosag Records
    039
    1998
    Edicions Albert Moraleda
    7478
    1998
    Gasparo Records
    1015
    1997
    Sony Music Distribution
    68344
    1996
    BIS
    738
    1995
    Preiser Records
    93401
    1995
    Arcobaleno
    93292
    1993
    CPO
    999018
    Adda
    581208
    Victoria
    19069