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A Mirage (1827) D911

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Winter Journey (D911)

A Mirage

A light is winking in the sky
And I’m prepared to believe the lie
I know he’s leading me astray
But make-believe he’ll show the way
God, this despair will never end
If I am happy to pretend
That in this hell of snow and ice
I’ve seen a glimpse of paradise
A loving home that waits for me
A home, a wife, a fantasy....

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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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