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Hochzeitslied, D463

First line:
Will singen euch im alten Ton
composer
August 1816; first published in 1895
author of text

 
A flat major in a waltzing three in An Chloen, leads here to E fiat major in a celebratory two in the bar. Courtship has obviously led to marriage. This is hearty music 'im alten Ton', earthy in its German simplicity, the type of marriage that we hear about in Heine's Das ist ein Flöten und Geigen, without the bitter viewpoint of the tortured commentator. There is a strength and security in this deliberate good-hearted directness. Carl Loewe, already writing splendid songs in not so far away Germany, often achieved a style like this in his ballads.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 1990

Recordings

Schubert: The Complete Songs
CDS44201/4040CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 8 – Sarah Walker
CDJ33008Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40

Details

Track 10 on CDJ33008 [2'33] Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40
Track 16 on CDS44201/40 CD15 [2'33] 40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

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