Widerschein, D.639 (Schubert, Franz)

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Editor Walther Dürr (1932-2018)
Publisher. Info. Neue Schubert-Ausgabe, Serie IV,
Band 5a: Lieder 5
[NSA IV/5a] (pp.138-142)
Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1985. Plate BA 5520.
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Editor Walther Dürr (1932-2018)
Publisher. Info. Neue Schubert-Ausgabe, Serie IV,
Band 5a: Lieder 5
[NSA IV/5a] (pp.143-147)
Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1985. Plate BA 5520.
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Editor Anton Diabelli (1781-1858)
Publisher. Info. Musik gesetzt für eine Singstimme mit Pianoforte Begleitung von Franz Schubert (pp.2-5)
Vienna: A. Diabelli & Co., n.d.[1832]. Plate D. & C. No.4015.
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Editor Eusebius Mandyczewski (1857–1929)
Publisher. Info. Schubert's Werke, Serie XX: Sämtliche einstimmige Lieder und Gesänge
Band 9. 1827-28 b.z. 'Schwanengasang', No.553 (pp.130-33)
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1895. Plate F.S. 919.
Reprinted New York: Lea Pocket Scores, n.d., No.116. - #08670
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General Information

Work Title Widerschein
Alternative. Title Reflection
Composer Schubert, Franz
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. D.639 (2nd version was formerly D.949)
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFS 932
Key D major (1st version)
B-flat major (2nd version)
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 song (2 versions):
Langsam, zögernd (both versions)
Text Incipit Fischer harrt am Brückenbogen (1st version and 2nd version - original text)
Tom lehnt harrend auf der Brücke (2nd version - 1st text revision)
Harrt ein Fischer auf der Brücke (2nd version - 2nd text revision)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1828 May? (2nd version)
First Publication. 1820 (1st version - original text)
1985 (2nd version - original text)
1832 (2nd version - 1st text revision)
1895 (2nd version - 2nd text revision)
Librettist Franz Xaver von Schlechta (1796-1875)
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano

Misc. Comments

The first version of the song was composed around 1820, the words for the poem having the incipit 'Fischer harrt am Brückenbogen'. By the time Schubert wrote his second version, around 1828, Schlechta had revised the words to the poem. For this 1st text revision, the poem begins with the words 'Tom lehnt harrend auf der Brücke'. After Schubert's death, Schlechta revised the poem yet again (the incipit to the second text revision being 'Harrt ein Fischer auf der Brücke'). Because of these changes, there is usually much confusion associated with this song, as there are two different versions of the score in different keys, and three different versions of the poem. It is also not helpful that the Deutsch number of the second version (originally D.949) was reassigned to D.639 after the 1978 revision of the Deutsch Catalogue. To further clarify, these are the full versions of Schlechta's text, as associated with Schubert's two versions:

Schubert's 1st version (D major) and 2nd version (B-flat major), original text:

Fischer harrt am Brückenbogen
Ach so lange Zeit:
Blicket sehnlich in die Wogen,
Denn sie ist noch weit! –

Und sie schleichet um den Hügel,
Und das holde Bild
Leuchtet aus dem Wellenspiegel
Lächelnd und so mild.

Und er sieht’s. Und durch Blumenränder
Schwimmt der süsse Schein –
Und er hält sich am Geländer,
Sonst zieht’s ihn hinein!


Schubert's 2nd version (B-flat major), 1st text revision:

Tom lehnt harrend auf der Brücke,
Die Geliebte säumt,
Schmollend taucht er seine Blicke
In den Bach und träumt.

Doch die lauscht im nahen Flieder,
Und ihr Bildchen strahlt
Jetzt aus klaren Wellen wider,
Treuer nie gemalt.

Und er sieht's! Und er kennt die Bänder,
Kennt den süßen Schein,
Und er hält sich am Geländer,
Sonst zieht's ihn hinein.


Schubert's 2nd version (B-flat major), 2nd text revision:

Harrt ein Fischer auf der Brücke,
Die Geliebte säumt,
Schmollend taucht er seine Blicke
In den Bach und träumt.

Doch die lauscht im nahen Flieder,
Und ihr Bildchen strahlt
Jetzt aus klaren Wellen wider,
Treuer nie gemalt.

Und er sieht's! Und er kennt die Bänder,
Kennt den süßen Schein,
Und er hält sich am Geländer,
Sonst zieht's ihn hinein.

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