|Love's Sorrow (Kirsten Flagstad, 1951; ogg format)|
The Love's Sorrow motif (A) is formed from the inversion of the Atonement motif (#34), and therefore indirectly derived from the motif of Faith. In the second form (B), there is a fall of a sixth and the rhythm is slightly changed. This is slightly modified into the (C) form, which is the inversion of the Innocence motif. It is related to the Herzeleide and it is therefore perhaps that von Wolzogen called it, "the second motive of Heart's Affliction".
In example (A) we see the Love's Sorrow motive in conjunction with the Yearning motif in diminution. In example (C),
in the accompaniment to
Ich sah das Kind, Love's Sorrow (a) blends into the motif (b) of Nature, as
found in the seductive music of the Flower Maidens. It returns to dominate the transformation music of the third act.