Sheet Music: Furcht der Geliebten

TitleFurcht der Geliebten
Alternate titlesAn Cidli
Cidli, du weinest
The Beloved's Fear
The Lover's Fear
To Cidli
Cidli, you weep, and I slumber safely
Opus numberD.285
ComposerFranz Schubert (1797–1828)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyA-flat major
Time signature2/2
Tempo42 BPM
Performance time1:45
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-04-23
Last updated2010-04-23
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Friday 23 April 2010

Tune of the Day: Furcht der Geliebten (An Cidli)

by Franz Schubert

This song is based on a poem by Friedrich Klopstock, in which the poet writes about the love of his own life, Margarethe Moller, whom he called Meta and, in poems, Cidli. This poem dates from 1753, the year before he married her.

In 1815 Franz Schubert set the poem to music, and the result is a wonderful fusion of styles and emotions. The main melody of the piece is sensual and loving, while the piano accompaniment is almost hymn-like in its choral progression. Yet both these seemingly contradictory elements fit effortlessly together.