Gretchen am Spinnrade: Franz Schubert: Early life and career: a poem by Goethe, “Gretchen am Spinnrade” (“Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel”), from Faust ;. Gretchen am Spinnrade. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Meine Ruh’ ist hin,. Mein Herz ist schwer,. Ich finde sie nimmer. Und nimmermehr. Wo ich ihn nicht hab’. Franz Schubert. Gretchen am Spinnrade (“Meine Ruh’ “), song for voice & piano, D. (Op. 2). Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓.

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To reprint and distribute this author’s work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc. Die vier Weltalter D. She spins as she waits, and — though the text excerpt used in Schubert ‘s song mentions nothing of these activities explicitly — the composer translates the rising and falling motion of her foot on the pedal, the rotation of the wheel, and the twisting of the thread into an undulating and omnipresent accompanimental figure.

Certainly, Gretchen am Spinnrade can be considered one of the prime harbingers of high Romantic expression.

Du liebst mich nicht D. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf – Perfect Prima Donna. This time he was transported by his genius. Geist der Liebe D. Les Introuvables de Christa Ludwig.


After 200 Years, A Schubert Song Still Resonates

Other soinnrade translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations if applicable: Cora an die Sonne D. Introspection Late Night Partying. Lieder von Franz Schubert. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email.

Furcht der Geliebten D. Der Blumen Schmerz D. Love of the Damned Fausto 5. Grablied auf einen Soldaten D. Works based on Faust. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Farewell Recital Spinnrzde of the Romantic Era. Songs by Schubert, Schumann, Strauss, Wolf. She voices a wish for death upon his bosom, then utters once again the sorrowful refrain.

And so do some of today’s songwriters, like Rufus Wainwright and especially Gabriel Kahane. Gretchen comes down from this fantasy quicker than before, as she realizes she and Faust will never be together. Alte Liebe rostet nie D. In der Mitternacht D.

In the right hand, you can hear the spinning of the wheel, in the left, the staccato clacking of the bobbin. The Art of the Lied. Gentle Reminder This website began shubert as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since It was on October 19,that Franz Schubert composed this song, the first of 71 on poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ; in the opinion of some, it was upon the wings of the near-deified German Bard that Schubert was lifted to his highest musical heights.


My bosom urges itself toward him. A Proper Introduction to Kathleen Ferrier: Trinklied vor der Schlacht D.

Gretchen am Spinnrade – Wikipedia

Dances, Poems, Fairy Tales. Auf einen Kirchhof D. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Bei dem Grabe meines Vaters D.

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Lieder on Record, Vol. Text added to the website: I mean, Billie Holiday would have understood. Lieder Year by Year.

On Wings of Song. The Spinndade at the Piano, CDs Szene aus Goethes Faust. Leise flehen meine Lieder: Retrieved from ” https: Two hundred years ago today, a year-old kid from Vienna wrote a song that would change the way composers thought about songwriting.