Lebenstraum, D.39 (Schubert, Franz)

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Editor Walther Dürr (1932-2018)
Publisher. Info. Neue Schubert-Ausgabe, Serie IV, Bd.Band 6: Lieder 6 [NSA IV/6] (pp.171-179)
Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1969. Plate BA 5503.
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General Information

Work Title Lebenstraum
Alternative. Title Ich sass an einer Tempelhalle
Composer Schubert, Franz
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. D.39
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFS 939
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 song (11 sections)
Text Incipit Ich sass an einer Tempelhalle
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1810?
First Publication. 1969
Librettist Gabriele von Baumberg (1768-1839)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 8 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano
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First published in 1969 under the title "Ich sass an einer Tempelhalle", which is the incipit of the song. However, the 1978 revised version of the Deutsch Catalogue, as well as the more current information listed in the Neue Schubert-Ausgabe website, both identify the title of the song as "Lebenstraum". The 1969 edition does not list an author for the text used in Schubert's sketch. It is now known that the poem was written by Gabriele von Baumberg (1766-1839), and was first published in 1805.

The song as it stands in its original form is a fragment. It has been completed by Reinhard van Hoorickx (1918-1997), who composed performing versions for many of Schubert's unfinished songs. Hoorickx's completion has been recorded by Detlef Roth and Ulrich Eisenlohr for the Naxos label, and by Stephen Varcoe and Graham Johnson for the Hyperion label.

Songs by Franz Schubert