Robert Schumann

Wanderlied ("Wohlauf! noch getrunken den funkelnden Wein!"), song for voice & piano, Op. 35/3

    Description by Meredith Gailey

    Also known as "Wanderlust" in some of Robert Schumann's editions, "Wanderlied," Op. 35/3 (Song of Travel), of Zwölf Gedichte, Op. 35, is a spirited and vigorous "Florestan" song for men's voices. Based on one of Kerner's best-known poems, it expresses an appreciation of the social atmosphere that precede farewells. The poetic focus was on the protagonist's love for and acceptance of the frontier, but in the song Schumann created a heavy attachment to home by repeating the farewell (he allowed this eight-bar theme to dominate nearly half the song). Filled with dynamic variation, the "sehr lebhaft" (very lively) work contains notes that are brisk with energetic support and enthusiasm. It opens with a fanfare; moves to an intriguing, mellow D flat middle section, which contains recollections of the protagonist's homeland and Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy, Op. 15 (1822); and closes with a light conclusion and playful postlude. This song and "Erstes Grün," Op. 35/4, were at one time considered the most popular selections of the cycle.

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    2015 Brilliant Classics 95020BR
    2012 ZYX Music CLA 101302
    2012 Elite Special / Zebralution
    2011 Membran 233334
    2011 Brilliant Classics 94060
    2011 Membran 232763
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    2008 Laserlight Digital / Zebralution
    2007 Symposium 1357
    2006 Teldec 44935
    2005 CCC Music Productions 2852
    2004 Gebhardt 62
    2003 Naxos 8110739
    2001 Gebhardt 31
    2001 Gebhardt 32
    2000 Channel Classics CCS13698
    1998 Preiser Records 89127
    1997 Sony Music Distribution 62354
    1995 Orfeo 140301
    1994 Preiser Records 89997
    Music & Arts 661
    Symposium 1356
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