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Täglich zu singen, D533
First line:
Ich danke Gott und freue mich
composer
February 1817; published as a piano arrangement in 1876; as a song in 1895
author of text

Recordings
'Schubert: The Complete Songs' (CDS44201/40)
Schubert: The Complete Songs
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'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 5 – Elizabeth Connell' (CDJ33005)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 5 – Elizabeth Connell
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDJ33005  Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40   Download currently discounted
Details
Track 8 on CDJ33005 [1'28] Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40
Track 26 on CDS44201/40 CD17 [1'28] 40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Täglich zu singen, D533
It is a measure of Schubert's astonishing versatility that this little song was composed soon after the famous Der Tod und das Mädchen, and only a little before the epic Ossian setting Die Nacht (Volume 6), and Ganymed. It was only in his imagination that the composer could roam the Scottish moors and the Elysian fields of the two last-named songs, but surely here is a milieu with which he was all too familiar—the schoolroom. Even the music has the look of a contrapuntal exercise. By this time Schubert had broken free of the drudgery of teaching at his father's school, but it was still, in a way, the family business, and Ferdinand Schubert was still there, adding new words to his brother's tunes to make music suitable for the young. It is surely not impossible that Schubert's willingness to provide music for friends to sing, could well have extended to his former pupils, who were still his brother's charges. The very title suggests the litany of the classroom: the old-fashioned harmony underlines old-fashioned values, and although one is sure that Schubert was no stringent disciplinarian, the little interlude wags and jabs fingers of emphatic authority. In his own sturdy way the poet's gratitude for the beauties of life is no less than Ganymede's. As is often the case with music of this genre one is reminded of the tone of an earthy and wise character from Shakespeare, with his feet firmly on the ground.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 1989

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Details for CDS44201/40 disc 17 track 26
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-89-00508
Duration
1'28
Recording date
3 September 1988
Recording venue
Kimpton Parish Church, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 5 – Elizabeth Connell (CDJ33005)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: December 1989
    Deletion date: May 2009
    Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40
  2. Schubert: The Complete Songs (CDS44201/40)
    Disc 17 Track 26
    Release date: October 2005
    40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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