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Schubert: Serenade via 78 RPMs & Cylinder Recordings collection by Bob Varney.

A visitation is just a step beyond a lucid dream.
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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?
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The singer exhorts his lover to make him happy.
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The addition of the bird chirping is too sweet.

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Page published September 18, 2014 (Updated 23 Mar 2017)

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