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The Crow (1827) D911

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Winter Journey (D911)

The Crow

One lone crow has followed me
Since my journey started
Circling round me, patiently
Almost tender-hearted
Thank you
Good to know you’re here.
Here to reassure me.
Promise, when the end is near
You’ll be waiting for me...
Who knows when this road will end
Yet it will, for certain.
And you’ll stay my faithful friend
Till the final curtain
You will stay my faithful friend
Till the final curtain

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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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