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A new musical figure introduces the wanderer’s thoughts of his beloved homeland, paralleled in the Fantasie by a lively transformation of the opening phrase of the work into a dotted rhythm, which engenders the thematic material of what is essentially a scherzo with a meditative trio. The final stanza of the song repeats two lines from the first one, the wanderer’s sigh ‘where?’, while in the Fantasie the rhythmic figure of the beginning of the work returns to be developed contrapuntally in a short finale.
What is so remarkable about the metamorphosis of Lied into Fantasie is not the borrowing of the haunting melody that accompanies the words ‘The sun here seems to me so cold, the blossom shrivels, life is old’, but the expansion of the work into another medium that still retains the ideas and emotions of Schmidt von Lübeck’s poem. Schubert wrote in his diary, ‘The works I create come from my understanding of music and my pain! Those brought about by pain alone seem to please the world least.’
from notes by Novelbond Limited © 2007
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