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Schubert, Franz Peter Franz Peter Schubert
Austria Austria
(1797 - 1828)
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› Dobrinescu, Ioan (1)
› Heidtmann, Klaus (1)
› Magatagan, Mike (2)

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Schubert, Franz Peter: "Der Tod und das Mädchen" for Viola & Piano

"Der Tod und das Mädchen" for Viola & Piano
D. 531 Op. 7 No. 3
Franz Peter Schubert

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Der Tod und das Mädchen for Viola & Piano
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Composer :Franz Peter SchubertFranz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828)
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Franz Peter SchubertMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
Der Tod und das Mädchen (Death and the Maiden in English), D.531; Op. 7, No. 3, is a lied composed by Franz Schubert in February 1817. It was published by Cappi und Diabelli in Vienna in November 1821. The text is derived from a poem written by German poet Matthias Claudius.

The piece begins with an introduction in D minor; the first eight bars in the time signature 2/2. Both hands play chords. The section is quiet (pianissimo) and slow (mäßig), and presents the musical theme of Death.

The Maiden enters in the ninth bar on an anacrusis. This section is more agitated than the first; it is marked piano and "somewhat faster" (etwas geschwinder). The melody gradually increases in pitch, chromatically at points. The piano accompaniment is syncopated, playing chords of quavers alternating in the left and right hand. A diminished chord in the first bar of the third line (ich bin noch jung) creates an eerie mood. In the eighth bar of the maiden's song, on the word rühre ("touch"), the quavers stop and the rhythm of the opening section returns. Then an imperfect cadence leads to a rest with fermata. This brings the second section to a total of 13 bars in length.

The third and final section is Death's song. The music returns to the tempo and dynamics of the introduction. Death's melody has a narrow pitch range (save for the very last note where the singer has the option of dropping to D below the melody line). The key modulates to F major, the relative major of D minor. With the last syllable of Death's song, the key changes into D major. The coda is almost a repeat of the introduction, except it is shortened by one bar and is now in the major key.

The story is summarized in the lyrics (in English):

The Maiden: Pass me by! Oh, pass me by! Go, fierce man of bones! I am still young! Go, rather, And do not touch me. And do not touch me.

Death: Give me your hand, you beautiful and tender form! I am a friend, and come not to punish. Be of good cheer! I am not fierce, Softly shall you sleep in my arms!

Although originally composed for voice and piano, I created this arrangement for Viola & Acoustic Piano.
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Added by magataganm the 2015-07-21

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