by W. A. Mozart (1756–1791)

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Instrument(s): Voice and Piano Style: Classical
Opus: KV 523 Date of composition: 24th June 1787
Source: Breitkopf & Härtel (serie 7 n. 30) Copyright: Public Domain    CC: No rights reserved
Last updated: 2005/Dec/09. View change history Music ID Number: Mutopia-2005/12/09-501
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Abendempfindung KV 523

This Lied was composed by Mozart in 1787, the great year of Don Giovanni KV 527 and Eine Kleine Nachtmusick KV 525, but also the year of Lieder. Like "Als Luise die Briefe ihres Ungetreuen Liebhabers verbrannte" KV 520, this lied is a masterpiece which prepares the ground to Schubert's great songs. It is the longest lied Mozart ever composed (110 bars and a running time of about 5 minutes), and the verses well represent one of the peculiar aspects of Mozart's personality: that self-possessed sorrow which is found so often in his works, even the most joyful ones.

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