An die Hoffnung

Max Reger

An die Hoffnung

Op. 124

About this work...

Reger composed this for and dedicated it to alto Anna Erler-Schnaudt, with whom he gave the first performance. As with the voice for which the extended song was intended, there's a darkness to the text by Friedrich Hölderlin, despite its title, "To Hope." The piece is, in effect, a vocal nocturne on the subject of deat... read more