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Ich schleiche bang und still herum, D787 No 2

composer
Late 1822–1823; first published in 1889; ‘Romanze’ of Helene from Der häusliche Krieg
author of text

 
Die verschworenen (The Conspirators) is a 1-act comic Singspiel completed in the spring of 1823 by Franz Schubert (1797-1828) to a libretto by Ignaz Castelli after Aristophanes. The Viennese censor demanded it be re-titled Der häusliche Krieg (Domestic Warfare). It met with as little success as any of Schubert’s stage works, indeed no theatre would take it up. Ironically after its 1861 Frankfurt premiere it was enthusiastically received all over Europe. The plot, set in medieval Germany, concerns the wives of knights forever absent at war: they conspire to withhold their favours till the men agree to give up fighting and stay at home. The Romance with clarinet obbligato for the young wife Helen is one of the high points of the score.

from notes by Derek Watson © 2011

Recordings

Schubert: The Complete Songs
CDS44201/4040CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 9 - Arleen Auger
CDJ33009Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40
The Captive Nightingale
Studio Master: SIGCD398Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Schubert: An introduction to The Hyperion Schubert Edition
HYP200Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Details

Track 6 on CDJ33009 [3'02] Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40
Track 16 on CDS44201/40 CD26 [3'02] 40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Track 8 on SIGCD398 [3'24] Download only
Track 23 on HYP200 [3'02] Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

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