Winterreise (Winter Journey)
Composed by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
For flute and piano
Arranged by Leopold Jansa
Edited by Elisabeth Weinzierl and Edmund Wachter
Published by Zimmermann
In the 19th century it was very popular to adapt songs and arias for the flute. “The tone of the flute is simply all the more perfect, the closer it draws to the human voice …” (Anton Bernhard Fürstenau). Leopold Jansa (1795 – 1875), a Bohemian violinist and composer was one of the leading figures in Viennese musical life. Jansa arranged 12 songs of the “Winterreise” for violin and pianoforte with alternative parts for flute and cello. This edition confines itself to reprinting the flute version which was already the most widely circulated at the time of its first publication. Technically the songs are not difficult but they require a beautiful tone and a good feeling for style.
This song cycle which was originally for voice and piano includes: Gute Nacht; Die Post; Muth; Der Sturmische Morgen; Der Leiermann Tauschung; Erstarrung; Wasserfluth; Der Lindenbaum; Das Wirthshaus; Die Nebensonnen