For high voice and piano.
Duration: c. 12 min.

I. Der Frühling (Friedrich Hölderlin)
II. Vorfrühling (Rainer Maria Rilke)
III. Frühlingsgruß (Heinrich Heine)
IV. Im Frühling (Georg Trakl)

During the spring of 2015 I wrote a set of four songs for high voice and piano, based on poems about springtime by various German-language poets. I conceived this little song cycle not just as a homage to spring but also as a homage to the German Lied tradition (Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Mahler, Wolf, etc.) and the music is full of stylistic allusions to that tradition.