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An den Frühling, D587
First line:
Willkommen, schöner Jüngling!
composer
October 1817; 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. 1 – Janet Baker' (CDJ33001)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 1 – Janet Baker
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDJ33001  Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40  
Details
Track 16 on CDJ33001 [2'19] Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40
Track 22 on CDS44201/40 CD19 [2'19] 40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

An den Frühling, D587
'A mere trifle' Capell calls this song, but there is nothing insipid or half-hearted about it. It greets Spring who is decked out as a virile young man, and Schiller has charmingly cast this vernal visitor as a potential rival for his girl's affections, a rival moreover who keeps on handing him flowers to woo her with. Schubert adapts Schiller's original five stanza shape by using the strophes in pairs and repeating the second verse. The first setting of these words (D283) is gentle and Mozartian, but this romp is in lusty Landler rhythm with some sparkling vocal coloratura.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 1988

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