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Watch The Schubert Project: by Franz Schubert. Poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (see below for translation).Daniel Norman - TenorSholto Kynoch - PianoJeremy Bidgood - Director and designerTaken from Schubert Year by Year, released on Stone Records in preparation for the 2014 Oxford Lieder Festival: The Schubert Project will be the UKs first-ever complete performance of Schuberts songs, 10th Oct - 1st Nov 2014. The disc features one song from every year of Schuberts creative life, performed by a variety of distinguished artists. ElfkingWho rides so late through the windy night?It is the father and his child.He holds the boy, Warm and safe.Son, why do you hide your face in fear?Father, do you not see the Elfking?With his crown and train?Son, its just the mist.Come with me, lovely childWell play gamesThere are flowers on the beach andMy mother has golden clothesFather, cant you hearWhat the Elfking is promising me?Be calm, my boy -- Its only the wind in the leaves.Lovely boy, will you come with me?My daughters will wait on youMy daughters will sing and dance for youand rock you to sleep.Father, do you not seeThe Elfkings daughters there?Son, its the old willows shiningIn the moonlight.I love you -- Im aroused by your beautiful formAnd if you wont come, I will take you by forceFather, father, he has grabbed me.The Elfking has hurt me.The father shudders. He rides fast, the groaning boy in his arms,Anxious, he reaches the farm.In his arms, the boy is dead.(Translation by Daniel Norman)

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