Sheet Music: Die Forelle

TitleDie Forelle
Alternate titlesThe Trout
Opus numberD.550
ComposerFranz Schubert (1797–1828)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD-flat major
Time signature2/4
Tempo80 BPM
Performance time0:30
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2009-05-15
Last updated2009-05-15
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Friday 15 May 2009

Tune of the Day: The Trout

Franz Schubert's “Die Forelle”

In this well-known song, Schubert sets a poem by Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart about a man catching a trout in a stream. It is perhaps the most celebrated of all Schubert's Lieder, even though there are well-known and much loved songs which are more profound and more moving. There is a freshness, a zest, an innocence about this music which has hooked its listeners since the song was composed. It has the memorability of a folksong, a type of melodic inevitability that only the great tunesmiths can achieve.