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Mein Herz und deine Stimme, WAB 79

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Key  A major
Text  August von Platen
Composed  1868 (1868): Linz
Catalogue  WAB 79
Language  German
Dedication  Pauline Hofmann
Mein Herz und deine Stimme, WAB 79

Mein Herz und deine Stimme (My heart and your voice), WAB 79 is a lied composed by Anton Bruckner in 1868.



Bruckner composed the lied on a text of August von Platen, in 1868 during his stay in Linz. He dedicated it to Pauline Hofmann, sister of Bruckner's pupil Helene Hofmann.

The original manuscript is lost, but a copy of it is stored in the archive of the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek. In 1930, the work was published in Band III/2, pp. 144–150 of the Göllerich/Auer biography. The song is issued in Band XXIII/1, No. 4 of the Gesamtausgabe.

Text and music

The song is based on a text by August von Platen, to which Bruckner made three small changes:

The 60-bar long work in A major is scored for solo voice and piano. The continuous triplet figures on the piano ensure a uniform background for the song.


There are two recordings of Mein Herz und deine Stimme:

  • Marie Luise Bart-Larsson (soprano), Gernot Martzy (piano), Kammermusikalische Kostbarkeiten von Anton Bruckner – CD: Weinberg Records SW 01 036-2, 1996
  • Robert Holzer (bass), Thomas Kerbl (piano), Anton Bruckner Lieder/Magnificat – CD: LIVA 046, 2011. NB: Transposed in F major.
  • References

    Mein Herz und deine Stimme, WAB 79 Wikipedia

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