Der Musensohn

Franz Schubert

Der Musensohn in Ab major

D764, Op. 92/1 • “Durch Feld und Wald zu schweifen”

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Schubert's December 1822 setting of Goethe's five-verse Der Musensohn (The Son of the Muses) is one of his most popular songs. With its infectious quick waltz tempo (actually two in a bar 6/8), its ingratiating vocal melody (a series of leaping arpeggios), its nimble jump from G major to B major in alternating verses, ... read more