Am Strome

Franz Schubert

Am Strome in B major

D539, Op. 8/4 • “Ist mir's doch, als sei mein Leben”

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By the time he composed Am Strome (By the River), in March 1817, Schubert had mastered the art of setting Johann Mayrhofer's poems to music. Given Mayrhofer's tragic destiny (he was to die a suicide at the age of 49), this necessarily meant mastering the art of setting pessimistic poems to music. In Am Strome, Schuber... read more