Franz Schubert: Der Leiermann, #24 from Winterreise, D. 911 / Op. 89

2 03 2009
The Hurdy Gurdy Man

The Hurdy Gurdy Man

The haunting final song of Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise tells of a lonely street musician. The final line asks, “Curious old man, should I go with you? Will you play my songs on your box?”

This song was also featured on Paul Schwartz’s album Aria 2 in 1999.