Lieder und Tänze der Nacht (Songs and Dances of the Night), Op. 26

Text: Rainer Maria Rilke
Harp, piano, cembalo, two violins, viola, cello and double bass
I Am Rande der Nacht
II Toten-Tanz
III Aus einer Kindheit
IV Letzter Abend
V Der Wahnsinn
VI Epilog

        Commissioned by the ‘Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst’
        First performance: 9 January 1993, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
        Yuko Yagishita, soprano; Basho Ensemble conducted by Jurrien Sligter
        Dedicated to Marie-José Verstralen

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