Punschlied, D.253 (Schubert, Franz)



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1st and 2nd Versions

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Aldona Jones (2007/7/1)

Editor Eusebius Mandyczewski (1857–1929)
Publisher. Info. Schubert's Werke, Serie XX, Band 3. Aug. bis Ende 1815, No.110 (pp.30-31)
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1895. Plate F.S. 423.
Reprinted New York: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.(1950). Study Score No.1074.
Misc. Notes Breitkopf & Härtel published only a condensed score stating that the work is "Für zwei Singstimmen mit oder ohne Begleitung des Pianoforte" ("for 2 voices, with or without piano accompaniment"). This is erroneous, however. As mentioned in both the Deutsch Catalogue and the Neue Schubert-Ausgabe, the 1st version is for voice and piano, and the 2nd version is for two voices a capella (compare with the Neue Schubert-Ausgabe score).
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2nd Version

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Editor Dietrich Berke (1938-2010)
Publisher. Info. Neue Schubert-Ausgabe, Serie III, Band 4: Mehrstimmige Gesänge für gleiche Stimmen ohne Klavierbegleitung [NSA III/4] (pp.54-55)
Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1974. Plate BA 5509.

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General Information

Work Title Punschlied. Im Norden zu singen
Alternative. Title Drinking Song (to be sung in the north)
Composer Schubert, Franz
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. D.253
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFS 606
Key B-flat major (both versions)
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Feurig (both versions)
Text Incipit Auf der Berge freien Höhen
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1815-08-18 (both versions)
First Publication. 1887 (both versions)
Librettist Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano (1st version)
2 voices (2nd version)

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The actual scoring of the piece is confusing because the Breitkopf & Härtel edition condensed both versions into one score, and provided an incorrect description of the scoring: "Für zwei Singstimmen mit oder ohne Begleitung des Pianoforte" ("for 2 voices, with or without piano accompaniment"). To further clarify this matter, the 2nd version score from the Neue Schubert-Ausgabe has been provided. Regrettably, the 1st version score from the NSA cannot be shared in IMSLP at this time due to copyright restrictions, as the volume that contains the version for solo voice and piano was issued in 2009. For those interested, the score can be found in: Neue Schubert-Ausgabe, Serie IV, Band 8, pp.182-185 (Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 2009, Plate BA 5564), edited by Walther Dürr.

Songs by Franz Schubert