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Der Knabe in der Wiege ‘Wiegenlied’ (1817) D579

Der Knabe in der Wiege ‘Wiegenlied’

Er schläft so süss, der Mutter Blicke hangen
An ihres Lieblings leisem Atemzug,
Den sie mit stillem sehnsuchtsvollem Bangen
So lange unterm Herzen trug.
Sie sieht so froh die vollen Wangen glühen
In gelbe Ringellocken halb versteckt,
Und will das Ärmchen sanft herunter ziehen,
Das sich im Schlummer ausgestreckt.

The Infant in the Cradle

He sleeps so sweetly. His mother’s gaze
hangs on the soft breathing of her darling,
whom, with silent, anxious yearning,
she carried for so long beneath her heart.
With joy sees his full cheeks glowing,
half-hidden in yellow curls,
and gently tucks in the little arm
that lies stretched out in sleep.

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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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