Freiwilliges Versinken

Franz Schubert

Freiwilliges Versinken in D minor

D700 • “Wohin? O Helios!”

About this work...

How many songs did Schubert write on the subject of suicide? More than any other composer, that's certain. Even in his youth, Schubert seemed more than half "in love with easeful death," as Keats put it, and this love became more acute after he contracted syphilis in 1823: the song cycle Die schöne Müllerin of 1824 end...