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Der stürmische Morgen (1827)


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Winterreise (D911)


Der stürmische Morgen

Wie hat der Sturm zerrissen
Des Himmels graues Kleid! 
Die Wolkenfetzen flattern 
Umher in mattem Streit.
Und rote Feuerflammen 
Ziehn zwischen ihnen hin. 
Das nenn’ ich einen Morgen 
So recht nach meinem Sinn!
Mein Herz sieht an dem Himmel 
Gemalt sein eignes Bild –
Es ist nichts als der Winter,
Der Winter kalt und wild.

The Stormy Morning

How the storm has torn apart 
the grey mantle of the sky! 
Tattered clouds fly about
in weary conflict.
And red flames
dart between them.
This is what I call
a morning after my own heart.
My heart sees its own image 
painted in the sky.
It is nothing but winter – 
winter, cold and savage.

Composer

Franz Peter Schubert was an late Classical and early Romantic composer. He produced a vast oeuvre during his short life, composing more the 600 vocal works (largely Lieder), and well as several symphonies, operas, and a large body of piano music. He was uncommonly gifted from a young age, but appreciation of his music was limited during his lifetime. His work became more popular in the decades after his death, and was praised by 19th century composers, including Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, and Liszt.

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Poet

Johann Ludwig Wilhelm Müller was a German lyric poet.
Wilhelm Müller was born on October 7, 1794 at Dessau, the son of a tailor. He was educated at the gymnasium of his native town and at the University of Berlin, where he devoted himself to philological and historical studies. In 1813-1814 he took part, as a volunteer in the Prussian army, in the national rising against Napoleon. He participated in the battles of Lützen, Bautzen, Hanau and Kulm. In 1814 he returned to his studies at Berlin. From 1817 to 1819, he visited southern Germany and Italy, and in 1820 published his impressions of the latter in Rom, Römer und Römerinnen. In 1819, he was appointed teacher of classics in the Gelehrtenschule at Dessau, and in 1820 librarian to the ducal library. He remained there the rest of his life, dying of a heart attack aged only 32.

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