Franz Schubert

Das Rosenband ("Im Frühlingsgarten fand ich sie"), song for voice & piano ("Cidli"), D. 280

    Description by James Leonard

    Of the 16 songs Schubert composed in September 1815, eight of them set poems by Friedrich Klopstock. Das Rosenband (The Rosy Ribbon, D. 280) proved the most popular of these settings; indeed, it proved to be the most often set of all Klopstock's poems; at last count, there were nine settings of it, including settings by MacDowell and Richard Strauss. Schubert's Das Rosenband is a modified strophic song with Klopstock's four verses paired and with the music of the second pair of verses clearly an elaboration of the music of the first pair. A small but deeply felt song of quiet rapture, Schubert's vocal arioso style here is utterly intimate yet gloriously ecstatic. The piano accompaniment seems to look forward to the keyboard writing of Schumann in its chromatic delicacy.

    Appears On

    Year Title Label Catalog #
    2016 Harmonia Mundi HMX 290875061
    2014 Gramola 99037
    2012 Challenge Classics CC 72559
    2011 Naxos 8503801
    2010 Fab Four 2232927
    2010 Deutsche Grammophon
    2010 Deutsche Grammophon 4778989
    2005 Hyperion 44201
    2005 Dutton Vocalion 9727
    2005 Deutsche Grammophon
    2005 Deutsche Grammophon 4775765
    2005 Naxos 8557371-72
    2003 VAI Audio 1205
    2003 Testament 1313
    2001 BBC Legends 40702
    1999 Claves 508611
    1995 Preiser Records 89058
    1994 Preiser Records 89997
    1993 Deutsche Grammophon 437215
    1993 Duo Records (Meridian) 89002
    1992 Universal Music Classics and Jazz
    1990 Hyperion 33007
    UNT College of Music
    Gala Records 100.749
    Lys 169/170
    Vox 9003