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In this song, we hear the longing of a love-struck Pierrot as he pines for Columbine. One of the more light, playful songs in Schoenberg’s work. Perhaps it is this unrequited love that sends Pierrot on his downward spiral.

Conductor Jordan Randall Smith conducts Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire. Smith leads Ars Nova Dallas at the 2009 Dallas Festival of Modern Music.

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lyrics

Des Mondlichts bleiche Bluten, Moonlight's pale blossoms,
Die weißen Wunderrosen, The white wonder-roses,
Blühn in den Julinachten - Bloom in July evenings--
O brach ich eine nur! O I'd pluck just one!

Mein banges Leid zu lindern, To ease anxious suffering,
Such ich am dunklen Strome I search on dark streams
Des Mondlichts bleiche Blüten, Moonlight's pale blossoms,
Die weißen Wunderrosen. The white wonder-roses.

Gestillt war all mein Sehnen, All my longings would be stilled,
Dürft ich so märchenheimlich, If I might, fabled, stalk
So selig leis - entblättern Slightly tipsy--strew petals
Auf deine brauenen Haare In your brown hair (of)
Des Mondlichts bleiche Blüten! The moonlight's pale blossoms.

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from Pierrot Lunaire, released August 15, 2014
Jordan Randall Smith, Conductor
Jordan Randall Smith and Ryan Ross, Co-founders / Artistic Directors
Jessica Abel, Soprano

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Jordan Randall Smith Baltimore, Maryland

Award-winning conductor Jordan Randall Smith is a conductor, percussionist, vocalist, writer, composer, music educator, and writer from Dallas currently living in Baltimore. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Dallas Festival of Modern Music, Asst. Conductor of the Peabody Opera Theater, and a Cover Conductor with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. ... more

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