Nacht und Träume D.827 (Franz Schubert) arr. Cello & Piano
Sarah Acres (Cello) & Albert Combrink (Piano)
Published in 1825 as Op.43 No 2, D.827 was composed in the winter of 1822/1823. It is remarkable in Schubert’s “Night Song” ouevre, and it remains one of the pinnacles of his output. Notoriously difficult to perform and deceptive in its simplicity, it makes a perfect transition to the cello.
Nacht und Träume D.827 (Franz Schubert)
Text by Matthäus Kasimir von Collin (1779 – 1824) , “Nachtfeier”. German Lyrics:
Heil’ge Nacht, du sinkest nieder;
Nieder wallen auch die Träume
Wie dein Mondlicht durch die Räume,
Durch der Menschen stille Brust.
Die belauschen sie mit Lust;
Rufen, wenn der Tag erwacht:
Kehre wieder, heil’ge Nacht!
Holde Träume, kehret wieder!
Nacht und Träume D827 (Franz Schubert)
Text by Matthäus Kasimir von Collin (1779 – 1824) , “Nachtfeier”. English Translation by Abert Combrink
Holy night, you sink down; Floating down also are the dreams Like your moonlight through the rooms, Through the people's silent breast. They listen to it with delight. They listen to it with delight Call, when the day awakes: Come back, holy night! Precious dreams, come back again! Download Free Sheet Music of Nacht und Träume D827 (Franz Schubert) here: Nacht und Träume D827 (Franz Schubert) B Major Nacht und Träume D827 (Franz Schubert) A Major
The song has been interpreted as a hommage to the death of the poet, who was a friend of Schubert and his circle. Read more about what accompanist Graham Johnson has to say about this song HERE.
Read more about the original programme HERE