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Last Hope (1827) D911

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Last Hope

Here and there, some autumn leaves
A flash of colour here and there
When I see these autumn leaves
In wonderment I stop and stare
Then I try to pick a favourite
One to pin my hopes upon
Then the wind begins to shake it
And I whisper ‘Please hold on!’
When I see my leaf is falling
Why on earth should I be sad?
Look at me, I’m also falling
Crying crying
For every hope I had
Crying crying
For every hope I had


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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