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Music Text

Heinz von Cramer/English version by Dorothy de Reeder and Kurt Heinrich Hansen (G,E)


S,T,Bar,B-chamber chorus;

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Boosey & Hawkes / Bote & Bock

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

World Premiere
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THE FISHERMAN Lyric baritone
THE GIRL Lyric soprano
THE OLD BANKER Character bass
THE YOUNG MAN Lyric tenor
Chamber Choir
Time and Place

On a sandbank near the wreck of a stranded old sailing ship. Today or yesterday


A small party of tourists is caught by the tide while having a look at a wreck on a sandbank. The banker, who is immensely rich, persuades the young man to swim to shore and get help, promising him a large fortune. The young girl wants to abandon herself to a romantic death in the arms of the fisherman. But the water disappears as quickly as it came. The young man, intoxicated by the sight of the money, kills the banker; the girl leaves the fisherman and follows the youth who is now rich.


Dramatic, Tragic


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