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Der Leidende 'Klage', D432
First line:
Nimmer trag’ ich länger dieser Leiden Last
composer
First version. May 1816; first published in 1850 as part of volume 50 of the Nachlass
author of text
author of text
spurious attribution

Recordings
'Schubert: The Complete Songs' (CDS44201/40)
Schubert: The Complete Songs
Buy by post £150.00 CDS44201/40  40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)  
'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 23 – Christoph Prégardien' (CDJ33023)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 23 – Christoph Prégardien
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDJ33023  Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40  
Details
Track 13 on CDJ33023 [1'47] Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40
Track 10 on CDS44201/40 CD14 [1'47] 40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Der Leidende 'Klage', D432
This melody will seem maddeningly familiar to many listeners. This is because seven years later Schubert transposed it into B flat minor and used it as the basis for the Minore II episode in the Entr'acte (No 5) after the third act of Rosamunde (1823). John Reed very plausibly suggests that the composer, who was in the middle of his health crisis in 1823, might have recalled this music because of its connection with its words, 'No longer can I bear the burden of this suffering.' The setting is a magical combination of restless passion (the song is marked Unruhig - restless) and the light Schubertian touch (pizzicato left hand quavers, a sinuous melody) which can always find an aspect of grace, perhaps even acceptance, in the worst emotional predicaments. The song thus remains delicate, suitable for insouciant whistling, despite its stark text and minor key colours. One of the reasons for this is the way that the tune lifts upwards at the end of lines (on the words 'länger' and 'Pilger').

from notes by Graham Johnson © 1995

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Details for CDS44201/40 disc 14 track 10
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-95-02313
Duration
1'47
Recording date
17 September 1994
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 23 – Christoph Prégardien (CDJ33023)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: May 1995
    Deletion date: March 2012
    Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40
  2. Schubert: The Complete Songs (CDS44201/40)
    Disc 14 Track 10
    Release date: October 2005
    40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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