Franz Schubert

Hochzeitslied ("Will singen euch im alten Ton"), song for voice & piano, D. 463

    Description by James Leonard

    It could be argued that five of Schubert's six settings of the poems of Johann Jacobi from August 1816 form a sort of cycle. The first of them, An Chloen (To Chloe), promised the girl of the title domestic bliss in a humble cottage, and the second song, the Hochzeitslied (Wedding Song) (D. 463), clearly takes another step toward fulfilling this promise. Schubert sets Jacobi's six verses strophically in a hearty two-in-a-bar E flat major. Although for some singers six verses is four too many (Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, for example, sings only two of the song's verses in his recording), the song's rustic happiness does succeed in evoking a peasant wedding's atmosphere of good cheer.

    Appears On

    Year Title Label Catalog #
    2011 Naxos 8503801
    2010 DG Deutsche Grammophon
    2010 DG Deutsche Grammophon 4778989
    2009 Naxos 8572036
    2005 Hyperion 44201
    2005 DG Deutsche Grammophon 4775765
    2005 DG Deutsche Grammophon
    1993 DG Deutsche Grammophon 437215
    1992 Universal Music Classics and Jazz
    1990 Hyperion 33008