“An Die Musik” Videos Provide Glimpses into the Lives of Opera-Lovers

Today I was making another YouTube playlist–this time for Schubert’s superlative “An Die Musik.” This piece is a kind of theme-song for musicians. Simple and melodic, it is a thank-you to music itself. It’s place in the community of classical music lovers became clear when I began collecting all of the recordings of it on YouTube.

Here is one where a fan plays his record of Lotte Lehmann’s final 1948 recording session:

Another where the English subtitles are crafted by the poster:

And a third where an amateur cellist performs his version at a house concert:

It strikes springs in my heart to see others who so love this music as I do.

Inspirational Quote:

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die. ~Paul Simon

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