Musicians Dawn Douthit and Jen Drake join Music Director Eric Garcia to discuss what it's like to play Schubert's Death and the Maiden and how each interprets the two characters of Death and the Maiden and their experience of performing it. Read the poem below and then watch Backstage with the Phil!
Death and the Maiden
English Translation © Richard Wigmore
Pass by, ah, pass by!
Away, cruel Death!
I am still young; leave me, dear one
and do not touch me.
Give me your hand, you lovely, tender creature.
I am your friend, and come not to chastise.
Be of good courage. I am not cruel;
you shall sleep softly in my arms.
Translations by Richard Wigmore first published by Gollancz and reprinted in the Hyperion Schubert Song Edition