Die Forelle

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Franz Schubert

Die Forelle in Db major

D550, Op. 32 • “In einem Bächlein helle, da schoss in froher Eil”

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Schubert wrote no fewer than five versions of this song, and also based his Trout Quintet, D667 on it. It's a charming mini-drama, reflecting the naturalist theme of the Romantic period and Schubert's own sense of playfulness. In the text, the narrator describes looking at a trout in the water, and his indignatio... read more