Surely one of the most beautiful songs every written. But amazingly this was the first time either of us had ever performed it – in our 2009 Wigmore recital programme of songs by Schubert and Brahms. The programme was devised by Graham Johnson in his series “Brahms, His Friends, Rivals & Contemporaries”
We’re sure you’ll easily spot the mistake, especially if you follow the words on the Lied and Art Song texts page … that’s just nerves getting the better of a singer. It happens, even when the singer knows the words very well and has performed and recorded other versions of the same text.