Die gefangene Nachtigal (The Captive Nightingale) for Piano, Voice and Obbligato Clarinet - Heinrich Proch
Heinrich Proch (1809-78) was a well-known Viennese conductor and singing teacher; pupils included Materna, Dustmann and Tietjens, and his daughter Louise was a professional singer. He composed an opera, operettas and over 200 songs. (Derek Clark)
In Die gefangene Nachtigall (Op.11, 1842) the misery of a caged nightingale pining for it's freedom and is characterised by the piteously repeated notes that begin the clarinet’s introduction and repeat periodically throughout the song as the urgency and then helplessness fluctuate.
Full German - English translations and historical notes are included.
NOTE: This work is also found on the recording by TrioKROMA on MOVE records: The Shepherd and the Mermaid ( MCD 472 ) and Signum: The Captive Nightingale ( SIGCD398 )