Les Adieux is often overlooked or forgotten due to the popularity of the Nocturno, Op. 7, also by Franz Strauss.  This work encompasses a smaller range and is more challenging in terms of key signatures and meter, yet it still possesses the same expressive beauty as the Nocturno.  The piece requires good breath support to complete long, lyrical phrases and special attention to the broad dynamic range.  It also demands musical maturity from the performer both through his/her use of rubato and in order to infuse appropriate musical expression.  The work, while short, is a refreshing addition to a recital program.

 

Composer Strauss, Franz
Dates (1822-1905)
Duration 5:00
Horn Range Bb3 to G5
Level Medium
Clef Treble Clef
Techniques N/A
Era/Style Romantic
Country/Region Germany
Accompaniment Available Piano
Accompaniment Difficulty Hard
Movements One Movement