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Franz Schubert

Erlkonig (4:21)

Set to the poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the piece follows the story of a father and his son in a forest one night.
Composed by Schubert as a 'Lied' , meaning a poem sung to music, the words are sung by four 'voices': the father, the son, the narrator and the sinister Erlkoenig (literally translated to mean "Alder king" but thought to be a mistranslation from the Danish folk tale of the Elf king…

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