Schubert To sing on the water, D. 774

Franz Schubert composed Auf dem Wasser zu singen (To sing on the water) in 1823, based on a poem by the same name by Friedrich Leopold zu Stolberg-Stolberg. The text describes a scene from the perspective of the narrator who is in a boat, and delves into the narrator's reflections on the passing of time. The song's famous piano accompaniment recreates the texture of the shimmering waves. Auf dem Wasser zu singen is catalogued as D. 774 in the standard Schubert catalogue. Franz Liszt transcribed it for solo piano, and published it as S. 558.


Auf dem wasser zu singen, D. 774



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