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Franz Schubert

Erlafsee in F major

D586, Op. 8/3 • “Mir ist so wohl, so weh' am stillen Erlafsee”

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After a while, the faithful Schubertian can tell simply from the tone of the song whose poetry Schubert was setting. For Schiller, there is an emotionalism to the shape of the vocal line that matches the tone of Schiller's poetry. For Goethe, there is a heroism to the strength of the harmonies that matches the power of... read more