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Schwanengesang – Serenade (Ständchen)

Franz Schubert

Composed in 1828, near the end of Schubert's tragically short life, Serenade (Ständchen) is part of a song cycle titled "Schwanengesang" (Swan Song). The cycle comprises fourteen lieder reflecting themes of love, loss, and longing. Despite facing financial difficulties and battling illness, Franz Schubert continued to compose prolifically, leaving behind a rich legacy of music that continues to inspire musicians and audiences worldwide. His compositions are viewed as the bridge linking the late Classical era to the early Romantic era. This piece was meant to be the purest expression of romanticism: happiness and melancholy, life and death are deeply intricated in this composition. Originally composed for piano and voice, today the piece has been arranged for a variety of instruments. Grab your instrument and play along with Metronaut's orchestral accompaniment to get the full effect of this masterpiece. Let all your feelings out: this is your moment! Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of this piece with our digital sheet music, available on the Metronaut app. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player, you can learn and play along with adaptable musical accompaniments on Metronaut. Looking to play more Schubert classics? Discover our collection of his greatest works!

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