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Das Geheimnis, D250
First line:
Sie konnte mir kein Wörtchen sagen
composer
First setting; published in 1872
author of text

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. 1 – Janet Baker' (CDJ33001)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 1 – Janet Baker
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDJ33001  Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40  
Details
Track 13 on CDJ33001 [3'02] Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40
Track 19 on CDS44201/40 CD8 [3'02] 40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Das Geheimnis, D250
This song is the seed from which a grander, yet similar, setting grew eight years later. That song (D793) is better known than this simple strophic one which is completely neglected. The final section of Die Erwartung has something in common with the secrecy of this lovers' tryst, and their music on tiptoe. Admittedly the whole scope of Schiller's marvellous poem is not ideally served by an unmodified strophic setting, and here we perform only the first two verses. As simple as it is, the setting, particularly when sung with a heartfelt legato line, admirably conveys the ecstasy, but also the heart-stopping reticence, of young love.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 1988

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