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Sung by GEORGE PARKER (Baritone)
Freiwilliges Versinken (Sinking gladly) Fischerweise (Fisherman's Song) Am Fluss (By the river)
Dithyrambe Griesengesang (Old mans song)
FREIWILLIGES VEBSINKEN. The poem by Mayrhofer which Schubert has set here, tells of the sun's happiness in sinking beneath the cool waters of the sea. Schubert's setting is impressive by its very simplicity.
FISCHERWEISE is a happy-hearted song telling of how the fishermen unmoors his craft in the morning, singing as he sets about his daily task. Ho tells of the sun laughing over the waves that reflect its morning light.
DITHYRAMBE. This is a merry song, to a poem of Schiller's, on the text that the old classical gods are never seen alone. Phoebus and Amor live together with wine and cup and laughter and joys.
The music is in a fiery, rushing 6-S, and the same melody, fresh and buoyant.
GREISENGESANG. The poem hero tells how age has whitened the singer's head, though his heart remains warm and glad. There are four bars of energetic prelude', and then the song goes very simply and melodiously for. ward.


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