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Silbersaiten/Silver strings (2002)

 

 

Gottfried Keller's poem „Jugendgedenken (Remembrance of youth)“ impressed me deeply, and inspired me to write this piece. The poet uses the image of a „silver string“ to symbolize an encounter that lingers in the heart for a long time, like a note lingers after a string as been struck,

 

 

Gottfried Keller, “Jugendgedenken”

 

„I long to reflect myself in those days,

That passed by like linden tree blossoms,

Where the silver string, once struck

Was first heard, clear yet quivering,

And throughout my life,

Still echoes even today,

Even though the string has long been broken;“

 

I intend to follow „Silver Strings“ with several little pieces written in trio form.


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