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Ständchen D.957, Wanderers Nachtlied D.768, Der Wanderer an den Mond D.870, Nachtstück D.672

Franz Schubert (b. 1797 - d. 1828)

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Composer
Franz Schubert (b. 1797 - d. 1828)
Composition Year
-
Artists
Julius Drake [piano], Ruby Hughes [mezzo-soprano]

Programme Note Writer:
© Ian Fox

Schubert, as a true Romantic was always drawn to night-time subjects and these four songs illustrate different facets of this fascination. Arguably the best-loved serenade in music, Ständchen is a setting of a poem by Ludwig Rellstab [1799-1860] and probably dates from the last year of his life. Goethe wrote his Wanderers Nachtlied in 1780 when he was staying in the Thuringian forests and mountains near Ilmenau.  It is not clear when Schubert set it to music, possibly at the end of 1822, but it captures a nocturnal mood superbly. Der Wanderer an den Mond dates from 1826 and is probably the composer’s best moonlight song:  I on the earth, you in the sky…  I wander homeless but you are always at home.   Finally Mayrhofer’s Nachtstück  - a magnificent hymn to nature, sung by an old man with a harp: soon I shall sleep the long sleep and nature promises to cover his final resting place. Schubert’s biographer Alfred Einstein describes it fondly, noting the lovely harp-like effects matching the words.

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Ständchen D.957, Wanderers Nachtlied D.768, Der Wanderer an den Mond D.870, Nachtstück D.672

Composer: Franz Schubert (b. 1797 - d. 1828)
Performance date: Tuesday 2nd July 2013
Venue: St. Brendan's Church, Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland

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Composer Franz Schubert (b. 1797 - d. 1828)
Work Title Ständchen D.957, Wanderers Nachtlied D.768, Der Wanderer an den Mond D.870, Nachtstück D.672
Composition Year -
Artist(s) Julius Drake [piano], Ruby Hughes [mezzo-soprano]
Performance Date Tuesday 2nd July 2013
Performance Venue St. Brendan's Church, Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland
Event Stars in the Afternoon
Duration 00:00:00
Recording Engineer Damian Chennells, RTÉ lyric fm
Instrumentation Category Duo
Instrumentation S-solo, pf
Programme Note Writer © Ian Fox

Schubert, as a true Romantic was always drawn to night-time subjects and these four songs illustrate different facets of this fascination. Arguably the best-loved serenade in music, Ständchen is a setting of a poem by Ludwig Rellstab [1799-1860] and probably dates from the last year of his life. Goethe wrote his Wanderers Nachtlied in 1780 when he was staying in the Thuringian forests and mountains near Ilmenau.  It is not clear when Schubert set it to music, possibly at the end of 1822, but it captures a nocturnal mood superbly. Der Wanderer an den Mond dates from 1826 and is probably the composer’s best moonlight song:  I on the earth, you in the sky…  I wander homeless but you are always at home.   Finally Mayrhofer’s Nachtstück  - a magnificent hymn to nature, sung by an old man with a harp: soon I shall sleep the long sleep and nature promises to cover his final resting place. Schubert’s biographer Alfred Einstein describes it fondly, noting the lovely harp-like effects matching the words.