Those of you, my friends, who follow my posts already know that I love the music of Franz Schubert.
The composer died at age 31, and he left us more than 600 songs. In addition he also composed amazing symphonies, sonatas and shorter pieces for piano solo, and a lot of amazing chamber music.
This afternoon, I listened to Schubert’s song cycle called Winterreise (Winter Journey) for Baritone and piano. When I hear the human voice, it is as though Schubert himself is sharing with me the sadness, the illness, and the misery that were part of his young life.
Here, from the Winterreise is the song ‘Der Lindenbaum’ (the Linden tree), performed by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Baritone, and Alfred Brendel, piano.