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    I listened to about half of Winterreise before work. I ought to finish it later.

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    I listened to "Die Schöne Müllerin" , sung by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau , Gerald Moore , DG ... and naturally ... D.960 played by Radu Lupu , as some on this forum had recommended him ... I have to say I was quite impressed

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    Schumann found the score of the Great C-major Symphony in a closet of Schubert's brother Ferdinand in 1838 and borrowed it. He passed it on to Mendelssohn, who performed it with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in 1839. Robert wrote Clara:

    "Today I have been in seventh heaven. If only you had been there! For I cannot describe it to you; all the instruments were like human voices, and immensely full of life and wit… and the length, the divine length, like a four-volume novel… I was utterly happy, with nothing left to wish for except that you were my wife and I could write such symphonies myself!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Schumann found the score of the Great C-major Symphony in a closet of Schubert's brother Ferdinand in 1838 and borrowed it. He passed it on to Mendelssohn, who performed it with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in 1839. Robert wrote Clara:

    "Today I have been in seventh heaven. If only you had been there! For I cannot describe it to you; all the instruments were like human voices, and immensely full of life and wit… and the length, the divine length, like a four-volume novel… I was utterly happy, with nothing left to wish for except that you were my wife and I could write such symphonies myself!"
    Why was I thinking Wagner had coined this phrase...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flamencosketches View Post
    Why was I thinking Wagner had coined this phrase...?
    I think Wagner was that "slender Norse maiden" guy.


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    I feel that the music of Schubert has an espectral aura, like if he knew that the dead was coming soon and he reflects that in the music, it gives me the feeling of an agonizing serenity. And he combines that serenity with the freshness of the youth. I think there's a stereotype that Schubert was a great melodist, but nothing more. Krenek pointed to the piano sonatas as giving "ample evidence that [Schubert] was much more than an easy-going tune-smith who did not know, and did not care, about the craft of composition." Each sonata then in print, according to Krenek, exhibited "a great wealth of technical finesse" and revealed Schubert as "far from satisfied with pouring his charming ideas into conventional moulds; on the contrary he was a thinking artist with a keen appetite for experimentation."

    In my opinion the best composer after JSB, Mozart and Beethoven, maybe with Brahms.

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    I count Schubert as one of my favorite composers for solo piano. Especially the sonatas. Dont listen to much of his orchestral or chamber works

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    Gretchen am spinnrade
    BEST LIED EVER!!!

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    My favourite pieces of Schubert are the string quartets and above all the string quintet which is, in my opinion, the best string quintet written for a string quintet with two cellos by a German-speaking composer.

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    I got into Winterreise a couple years ago when I saw Joyce DiDonato sing it live. Just a few months ago I got into the symphonies. Wonderful music!
    “The media’s the most powerful entity on Earth. They have the power to make the innocent look guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the mind of the masses.”
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    What say folks? Should I get a mod to take this whole segment on Winterreise and move it to a Winterreise thread?
    “The media’s the most powerful entity on Earth. They have the power to make the innocent look guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the mind of the masses.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by SixFootScowl View Post
    What say folks? Should I get a mod to take this whole segment on Winterreise and move it to a Winterreise thread?
    I don't mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Open Book View Post
    I don't mind.

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    Request submitted.
    “The media’s the most powerful entity on Earth. They have the power to make the innocent look guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the mind of the masses.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by SixFootScowl View Post
    Request submitted.
    I have started a new thread on this question and moved relevant posts to that thread. Anyone interested in further discussing female voice for Winterreise is encouraged to continue the discussion there.

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