Der Tod und das Mädchen

November 29, 2007 9:04 PM

One of Franz Schubert's finest songs. Recorded, inexpertly, live in a recital I did in Oxford about a year ago with my excellent accompanist Guy.

I apologise for the recording quality, but hope this entertains in any case.

Rough translation from the German:
Maiden: Pass me by! Go, you savage man of bones! I am still young: go, please, and do not touch me!
Death: Give me your hand, you beautiful, sweet-faced girl. I am a friend and do not come to punish. Be of good cheer! I am not wild. Gently in my arms you will sleep.

posted by Pallas Athena (11 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Oh, heck yes. I love Schubert—this is great.
posted by tepidmonkey at 9:23 PM on November 29, 2007

posted by edverb at 10:16 PM on November 29, 2007

Really wonderful.
posted by chococat at 12:07 AM on November 30, 2007

Thank you! I was horribly nervous about posting here, so your kind words are especially lovely to read.
posted by Pallas Athena at 7:55 AM on November 30, 2007

Fantastic. As someone who has been posting for over a year and listening to everything posted, let me tell you that you are a great addition to the site. Post as many as you can!
posted by micayetoca at 9:24 AM on November 30, 2007

I'm speechless, so please refer to what micayetoca says above!
posted by snsranch at 4:55 PM on November 30, 2007

This is great. I'm with micayetoca -- this adds diversity to our collection here, and in a well-done way. I'm glad you decided to post.
posted by spiderskull at 3:31 AM on December 1, 2007

Gorgeous, Pallas Athena! Thanks.
posted by fish tick at 8:12 AM on December 2, 2007

Very moving. Well done!
posted by Koko at 5:15 PM on December 3, 2007

Upon listening to this again, I think we actually sang this or listened to it in a music class when I was in Germany.

Would you object if I sampled it for some electronic stuff I'm working on?
posted by !Jim at 12:26 PM on December 7, 2007

Go ahead and sample! I'd be honoured.
posted by Pallas Athena at 11:03 AM on February 10, 2008

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