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From Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42, N.3
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo/ Alto
Original key C Minor
Language German
Composer Robert Schumann 1810 – 1856
Poet Adelbert von Chamisso 1781 – 1838
Range Ich kann's nicht fassen, nicht glauben
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Ich kann’s nicht fassen, nicht glauben, a setting by Adelbert von Chamisso, was composed by Robert Schumann in 1840. It is the third song of his song cycle, Frauenliebe und -leben.

1840 is also known as Schumann’s year of song, the year where he wrote no less than three major song cycles, Frauenliebe und -leben but also Liederkreis and Dichterliebe.
Frauenliebe und -leben tells the chronological story of a woman’s first love: her marriage, the birth of her first child and, later, the death of her husband. This cycle was probably inspired by the composers’ life itself. At the time, Robert Schumann in love with Clara fails to obtain her father’s acceptance and engages in a legal battle to make this permission unnecessary. In 1840, they finally marry. This song cycle is made of eight songs.

Ich kann’s nicht fassen, nicht glauben is the third song of Frauenliebe und -leben. After having met her first love (Seit ich ihn gesehen, N.1), praised his qualities with fervor (Er, der Herrlichste von allen, N.2), our protagonist receives her beloveds’ marriage proposal with utter excitement and disbelief. At the vocal line, the staccato chords in the middle-low register of the voice illustrate the state of disbelief and bewilderment of our protagonist. Harmony wise, the shift from C minor to C Major figures, perhaps, the progressive realization and materializing of her most precious dream. At the piano part, the numerous breaks seem to figure the altered breath filled with exhilaration of our narrator.

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Translation
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