Hyperion Records

Trauer der Liebe, D465
First line:
Wo die Taubí in stillen Buchen
composer
August 1816; first published in 1885
author of text

Recordings
'Schubert: The Complete Songs' (CDS44201/40)
Schubert: The Complete Songs
MP3 £130.00FLAC £130.00ALAC £130.00Buy by post £150.00 CDS44201/40  40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)  
'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 8 – Sarah Walker' (CDJ33008)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 8 – Sarah Walker
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDJ33008  Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40  
Details
Track 12 on CDJ33008 [1'54] Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40
Track 18 on CDS44201/40 CD15 [1'54] 40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Trauer der Liebe, D465
This little song is once again about a more chastened, deepened perception of life than the idealism of An Chloen. Marriage has not brought happiness and we are left here thinking only of paradise as an unattainable concept. John Reed calis the style of the music demotic, or popular, and if it this song reminds us of Die Zauberflöte it is because the spirit of Mozart hovers gently on Schubert's shoulder when he decides to ravish us with the simplest of vocal lines, inimitable and unanswerable; after all, he is perhaps the only Lieder master, other than Mozart, who is able to do so. The minor key makes no appearance in this piece, which is surprising for such a melancholy poem, but not surprising when we realise that Schubert always avoided the obvious means of expressing unhappiness through music. There is pathos here, but nothing exceeds the pastoral frame laid down by the conventions of the poetry.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 1990

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