Wednesday, January 31, 2007

An die Musik

On today, the anniversary of the birth of Franz Schubert, it seems appropriate to comment on one of his many songs that is close to my heart. An die Musik (D 547) is a small miracle of poetic sound that celebrates the inspiration of the poet from music. In the song he thanks music for this inspiration and transport to a better world free from pain and confusion. This is certainly among the greatest songs of Schubert. I would highly recommend the interpretation of the great German singer, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

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