Fälscherlieder (2016)

Fälscherlieder (2016)
for 6 voices, 2 pianists and 2 percussionists – 20’00

Text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Christian Schlegel (used with permission)
Additional text by Wilhelm Bornemann and Guillaume de Machaut (© 1350)

I: Mailied
II: Marking Time
III: “The Past In The Present”
IV: Am Flusse — Nachtgesang — “It Is Good” 

Program note: 

“If you hang them in a museum or your collection of great paintings, and if they hang long enough there, 
they become real.”
-Elmyr de Hory, F for Fake (1973)

“The forgeries were genuine….”
-Orson Welles, F for Fake (1973)