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Loneliness (1827) D911


Part of a series or song cycle:

Winter Journey (D911)


Loneliness

A calm and perfect morning
A clear unruffled sky
Then suddenly, from nowhere
A cloud comes drifting by
That’s how I make my journey
Alone and free and proud
The sky is blue and spotless
And I’m the passing cloud
How dare the sun be shining ?
How dare the sky be clear?
When all the storms were raging
I felt less torment, less pain in here
How dare the sun be shining ?
How dare the sky be clear?
When all the storms were raging
I felt less torment, less pain in here

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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