Franz Schubert

Abendstern in A minor

D806 • “Was weilst du einsam an dem Himmel”

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If it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all, then the Evening Star of Schubert's Abendstern (Evening Star) (D. 806) is one of the saddest of Schubert's songs. In two slow and sorrowful verses by Schubert's close friend Johann Mayrhofer, Schubert's star sings of its utter loneliness in the cel... read more