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Stormy Morning (1827) D911

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Winter Journey (D911)

Stormy Morning

The jagged forks of lightning
Have ripped the sky in two
The thunderclouds are boiling
A proper witches brew
A proper witches brew!
The clouds collide together
A crash of black and red
It’s just the kind of weather
That’s raging in my head
I love the mad confusion
In everything I see
It’s winter pure and simple
It’s winter pure and simple
Untameable and free!

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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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