Franz Schubert

Memnon in Db major

D541, Op. 6/1 • “Den Tag hindurch nur einmal mag ich sprechen”

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The Austrian poet Johann Mayrhofer loved classical antiquity, and he loved the sort of high-flown sentimental idealism to which his age was inclined. In his best works, he combined these elements into a work which has the depth of ancient Greece and the melancholy passion of early German Romanticism. His poem Memnon is... read more