A visitation is just a step beyond a lucid dream.
This page is still under development, but while you’re here, check out a few of the performances. First, if you clicked on it (at the top of the page), then you heard the very old-fashioned Rachmaninoff (b. 1873 – d. 1943).
Now you’re hearing what I would describe as a more passionate performance by Horowitz (b. 1903 – d. 1989). In other words, Schubert’s Serenade is versatile in that regard. This version is as arranged by Liszt.
Serenade (“Ständchen” in German) was composed by Schubert (b. 1797 – d. 1828) for one voice with piano accompaniment, called an art song.
The following performance is sung by a famous baritone.
What was the song’s intent?
The singer exhorts his lover to make him happy.
The addition of the bird chirping is too sweet.
Page published September 18, 2014 (Updated 23 Mar 2017)