The breadth of scholarly approaches to Franz Schubert 's song cycle Die Winterreise testifies to the structural and dramatic complexity of the work; assessments range from complicated graphs, complete with interlocking axes and cryptic semantic labels, to outright sighs of resignation over the work's intractability. Perhaps this intrigue is what attracts performers and academics alike to the work; singer and scholar Michael Besack traces the ambiguous dramatic trajectory of Schubert 's cycle back to antiquity.
A central question concerning the cycle is whether it really is one. Still, while some of the individual songs are frequently performed alone, one can easily read a composite story into the cycle. Literary scholar Cecilia Baumann describes the work as "a simple story of a rejected lover who leaves Thomas Schuback - Winterreise town Jerry Arendo - Shoela his love resides and sets out in winter on an aimless journey.
The songs ruminate on, rather than depict, events that have befallen the rejected lover; as the first two lines of the first song indicate "A stranger I came hither, a stranger hence I go"the journey has already taken place: the famous fifth song, Der Lindenbaum, likewise centers on symbols of remembrance.
Schubert 's introduction establishes a tranquil major mode with an airy, fluttering accompaniment; it becomes apparent that this figure represents the rustling of the eponymous lime tree. These pictorial elements lie only on the surface, however.
Certain musical elements create a sense of geographical and chronological remove: the rustling figure is constantly interrupted by a leap up to a quaint stepwise descent; the echo of a "hunting horn" figure suggests distance -- spatial and temporal; the wind blows off the wanderer's hat, Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache - Various - The Sun Records Rock N Roll Collection he trudges forward without even turning around.
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