Franz Schubert

Liebeständelei ("Süsses Liebchen! Komm zu mir!"), song for voice & piano, D. 206

    Description by James Leonard

    How could any Schubert song with the line "Let me kiss you!" fail to be a charmer? Of course, it could not and Liebeständelei (Flirtation) (D. 206) is indeed charming. More of a Singspiel aria than a Lied, Liebeständelei boldly teases where, apparently, no man has gone before: to his sweetheart lips in music which recalls both Mozart in his earthier moods and Beethoven in his rare erotic moods. A bright and cheerful strophic song in four ardent verses, Schubert's song would be a perfect way to snatch a kiss in a duet recital.

    Appears On

    Year Title Label Catalog #
    2011 Naxos 8503801
    2010 DG Deutsche Grammophon 4778989
    2010 DG Deutsche Grammophon
    2007 Naxos 8557831
    2005 Hyperion 44201
    2005 DG Deutsche Grammophon 4775765
    2005 DG Deutsche Grammophon
    1997 Berlin Classics 0093222
    1993 DG Deutsche Grammophon 437215
    1992 Universal Music Classics and Jazz
    1989 Hyperion 33004