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Schubert, Franz Peter Franz Peter Schubert
Austria Austria
(1797 - 1828)
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› Piano and Voice (1) Original
› Voice Soprano or Tenor and Piano (1)
› Lead sheet (1)
› Piano solo (8)
› 1 Flute, 2 Clarinets, Piano (1)
› 1 piano 6 hands (1)
› Violin and Piano (7)

Arrangers : › Schubert, Franz Peter Original (1)
› Bergeron, Guy (2)
› Dewagtere, Bernard (8)
› Dobrinescu, Ioan (2)
› Goltermann, Georg (1)
› Horn, August (1)
› Janon, Charles de (1)

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Violin Sheet music õ String Quintet : 2 Violins, Viola, Cello and Bass õ Franz Peter Schubert
Schubert, Franz Peter: "Ständchen" for String Quintet

"Stšndchen" for String Quintet
Franz Peter Schubert

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Composer :Franz Peter SchubertFranz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828)
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String Quintet : 2 Violins, Viola, Cello and Bass

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Franz Peter SchubertMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1829
Copyright :Public Domain
There was a time when this Stšndchen (Serenade) was the most famous serenade in the world. Of course, that time was after Schubert had been popularized (and sanitized) by the film Lilac Time, a film in which Richard Tauber played the composer as a jovial fat man whose most salient characteristic was his infinite sentimentality and in which Stšndchen became the theme song and leitmotif of the film. After Lilac Time, Stšndchen showed up everywhere in all sorts of arrangements: as background music, as a popular song and, perhaps most memorably, in a klezmer version.

Nevertheless Stšndchen is still the most famous serenade in the world. However, its fame has all but cost the song its identity. In far too many contemporary interpretations of the song, Stšndchen becomes a tear-jerking piece of sentimental puffery, a lonely swain singing of his love into the night breezes, rather than the altogether more sublte piece of sweet melancholy it is. Rescuing the song from its interpreters requires seeing the song for what it really is and not what decades of sentimentality have turned it into.

To start with, of course, there is the melody. Like most of Schubert's greatest melodies, it only seems sublime in its apparent simplicity. But there are so many subtleties to it: the opening line's arching rise and aching fall through the tonic minor chord, the central phrase's yearning leaps to the minor sixth of the dominant, the closing line's supple turns around the tonic. And then there is the heartbreaking harmonies' movements to the relative major and then the tonic major which relapse into the tonic minor which mirror the melody's sweet melancholy. And then there is the song's structure of two strophically set verses followed by a climactic third verse in which the singer entreats his sweetheart to join him and "make me happy" set to music which rises to the heights of submediant minor passion only to sink back to tonic minor melancholy. But, still, the singer has his hopes and, in a final stroke of genius, Schubert ends the song in the tonic major.

Source: AllMusic ( ise-flehen-meine-lieder-song-for-voice-piano-schwanenge sang-d-957-4-mc0002448706)

Although originally created for Solo Piano, I created this arrangement of "Stšndchen" (Serenade D.891) for String Quintet (2 Violins, Viola, Cello & Bass).
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Added by magataganm, 24 Nov 2017

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