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From Gretchen am Spinnrade, D.118, Op.2
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano / Mezzo / Countertenor
Original key D minor
Language German
Composer Franz Peter Schubert 1797 – 1828
Poet Johan von Goethe 1749 – 1832
Range Gretchen am Spinnrade

Gretchen am Spinnrade , a setting by Johan von Goethe, was composed by Franz Peter Schubert in 1814 and published in 1821.

Aged 31, Schubert had already written more than 600 songs, 71 of them being settings of poems by Johann Goethe. Gretchen am Spinnrade, one of his most famous songs happens to also be his first setting of Goethe’s work. He wrote it in 1814, just aged 17, as his was experiencing his first love torments. Terribly in love with Thérèse Grob, a young soprano singing at his local church, he had decided to marry her. Sadly enough, he never found the position that would have allowed that union (it was a law obligation at the time, that a man be able to provide for his future wife). She, eventually married another man six years later, much to Schubert’s despair.

The text is an extract of part one, scene 15 of Faust by Goethe. The lied is built around a Durchkomponiert structure that closely follows the text. The piano accompaniment, at the start, seems like the movement of a spinning-wheel, regularly going round in circles. As Gretchen starts recalling Faust, the tonality swifts to major and the left hand at the piano changes for powerful cords. In the third and final part, Gretchen is soon brought back to reality and the song ends on the same minor tonality of the beginning. The vocal line is simply written, allowing the singer, to express a wide range of emotion and vocal colors.

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