October 18, 2015 “Die Schöne Müllerin”

Die Schone Mullerin (arch)

“Die Schöne Müllerin (The Lovely Maid of the Mill)” Schubert’s famous song cycle tells a story of unrequited love, moving from cheerful optimism to despair and tragedy, and ending with a lullaby sung by the brook. Performed by well-known husband and wife duo Mellemstrand and Barclay, this pinnacle of Lied runs the gamut of emotional, melodic and harmonic splendor.