Karoline Unger retired from the stage in 1843 when she married the French scholar François Sabatier. Her book of songs in autograph, prefaced by a dedicatory poem by Franz Schober in his own hand, was kindly loaned to me by Richard McNutt. Her career as a composer, such as it was, dates from the years of her marriage and her residence in France. It contains a number of French romances, but also lieder in her native language. Frühlingsglaube is typical of Karoline’s simple, but amiably fluent, style.
comparative Schubert listening:
Frühlingsglaube D686. September 1820
from notes by Graham Johnson © 2006
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