In the sixth poem, the speaker declares, that he is henceforth dead to all human endeavour. He only wants to conjure the beloved to his mind and imagine new conversations with her. Nothing else matters to him, and he cries when the images from his dreams disappear in the cold morning. This poem is again addressed to the beloved or the speaker’s dream image of her. The emotional contrasts in the text and the different dynamics and textures in the music facilitate the shaping of this song.
In the first verse, the speaker declares that he cannot enjoy and dedicate himself to anything. Due to the inversion of the sentence and the repeated vowel “e”, the phrase “Jedem werke” stands out. The speaker firmly emphasises that he is oblivious and insensitive to everything. After the first contact has been established in the fourth song, there is no doubt left: his sole future purpose is to serve her. The stressed cadence and the dark vowels at the end of the verse further underline the absoluteness of his statement. After the soft starts of the previous songs, the sixth song opens loudly and directly. We discovered that the beginning works best with little time between the songs. It is important that the singer sings marcato on every note to convey the intensity of the words. I have to ensure that I play my hard, rigid chords on the vowel so that the text can be understood and the timing conveys the finality of the statement.
The mood changes completely in the second verse as the