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In this article I will look closely at just one song, Schubert’s Der Lindenbaum. Even by Schubert’s standards, this song is remarkable for the eloquence of its. Der Lindenbaum: vocal music: The 17th–20th centuries: the modified-strophic setting of “Der Lindenbaum” (“The Linden Tree”), from the cycle Winterreise. Winterreise (Winter Journey) is a song cycle for voice and piano by Franz Schubert a setting of . “Der Lindenbaum” (“The Linden Tree”): The tree, a reminder of happier days, seems to call him, promising rest. But he turns away, into the cold.

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In this edition the key relationships are preserved: Piano interlude distinguishing the B section from the A section.

Arranger Robert Wittmann ?? The mysterious and ominous lindenbwum of the musician, along with the question posed in the last lines, leave the fate of the wanderer open to interpretation.

Der Knabe in der Wiege D. The piano demonstrates the drastic change. Views Read Edit View history. Capell, chapter on Winterreise.

Der Lindenbaum: German Text, English Translation and Interpretation by Tomoko Yamamoto

Bei dem Grabe meines Vaters D. In the example of the three-line structure the prominent b is a note that covers the g-sharp; and the a is of little significance. This feature remains constant throughout the piece; whenever there is the triplet rhythm, the interval is a sixth. This is an interrupted descent that will eventually be fulfilled in the piano postlude. Wintry imagery of cold, darkness, and barrenness consistently serve to mirror the feelings of the isolated wanderer.


Free Public Domain Sheet Music”. This makes it not only a melodic device, but also a thematic agent.

At the end of the B section, mm. Editor Eusebius Mandyczewski — The triplet figure that recurs throughout the piece can be heard as leaves rustling through the oscillation of the interval of a sixth. An die Sonne Schubret.

Der Lindenbaum

This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat Thereupon Schubert leaped up and replied: This too can be understood to foreshadow lindenabum above mentioned section. Du bist die Ruh Linndenbaum. First, there is almost a full bar of rustling leaves which separates this section from the A’ section, but reminds the listener of the introduction. Etwas langsam B minor also version in A minor Text Incipit 1. The melody remains the same, except for the difference of the key signature, while the accompaniment changes.

With the accompaniment shifting to a minor key, the music as well as the text reflects the darker meaning. On 4 MarchSchubert invited a group of friends to his lodgings intending to sing the first group of songs, but he was out when they arrived, and the event was postponed until later in the year, when the full performance was given. Die Schubrrt hat gelogen D. Glaube, Hoffnung und Liebe D.


The postlude finishes what the vocal line prolongs. Toward the end of the interlude that separates the A and A’ section, there is a c-sharp-b neighbour -tone in the left hand m.

Songs by Franz Schubert. Retrieved 1 July The schhbert is the high point of the introduction in terms of emphasis. It is also a point of rest; the leaves have stopped rustling and there is an apparent calm.

Der Lindenbaum | work by Schubert |

Auf einen Totenacker hat mich mein Weg gebracht William Schimmel and Corn Mo. Abends unter der Linde D. Die Winterreise – CD review”.

Drei Sonnen sah ich am Himmel stehn Labetrank der Liebe D. Julius an Theone D. This is one of Schubert’s great contributions to Lieder.

Adelwold und Emma D. Der Wanderer an den Mond D.

Franz Schubert:Der Lindenbaum Lyrics

The setting of the fifth verse is both the most harmonically challenging and the most deviant part of the piece. He comes across a village, passes a crossroads, and arrives at a cemetery.

What might have forced the composer to confront and create the somber Winterreise?