Movements: 1: 'Ich sehe wie in einem Spiegel'
2: 'Liebst du um Schönheit'
3: 'Der Traum'
4: 'Von Kindern'
5: 'Anfangen und Aufhören'
6: 'Letztes Gedicht'
7: 'Ich liebe dich'
Duration: 13:30 (Sätze: 3:30/1:40/1:50/2:00/2:00/1:30/1:40)
Instrumentation: Soprano, 5 soloists male voices (vocal ensemble), mens choir
Text/Lyrics by: Friedrich Rückert
Introduction: The texts by Friedrich Rückert (1788-1866) circumscribe in romantic trimming how, in philoshophical deepening, the range of topics of 'love and grief'. Accordingly they have been set to music with an ironic-romantic undertone (already as in Heinrich Heine's ironic distance) as with a naive faith in the truth of the ideals.
Dedication: Dedicated to Renate Düerkop, a soprano from coburg
Additional remarks: Composition commissioned by the Regensburg-Stadtamhof Song Society for the 150 year jubilee for a concert with the vocal ensemble 'singer Pur' and the society.
World premiere: 06.08.1999, Regensburg, Neuhaussaal
Performers at world premiere: Vocal ensemble 'Singer Pur' and the Regensburg-Stadtamhof Song Society, conducted by Mark Ehlert
Press reviews for world premiere: Mittelbayerische Zeitung (23.06.1998): Scheider's sound language changed from the carried (I see like in a mirror) to the dissonance-full (Start and stopping), remembered in his harmonious build-up and characteristics of the sound language of Kodaly (dream) or Eisler (Love you around beauty)... The listeners went along enthusiastically, the applause achieved gale force twelve, and they did not want it to end.