German tenor and conductor Peter Schreier sings Franz Schubert’s Ständchen (Serenade), a beautiful love song for voice and piano. Piano: Rudolf Buchbinder. Recorded at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna.

Here another version of the song, played with cello and piano. Performers: Camille Thomas (cello) and Beatrice Berrut (piano). Recorded live at Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels on June 5, 2011.

And another version, performed by Itzhak Perlman (violin) and Rohan de Silva (piano).

An orchestral version:

Schubert – Ständchen (Serenade) Lyrics


Leise flehen meine Lieder
Durch die Nacht zu dir;
In den stillen Hain hernieder,
Liebchen, komm zu mir!
Flüsternd schlanke Wipfel
In des Mondes Licht;
Des Verräters feindlich Lauschen
Fürchte, Holde, nicht.
Hörst die Nachtigallen schlagen?
Ach! sie flehen dich,
Mit der Töne süßen Klagen
Flehen sie für mich.
Sie verstehn des Busens Sehnen,
Kennen Liebesschmerz,
Rühren mit den Silbertönen
Jedes weiche Herz.
Laß auch dir die Brust bewegen,
Liebchen, höre mich!
Bebend harr’ ich dir entgegen!
Komm, beglücke mich!


My songs beckon softly
through the night to you;
below in the quiet grove,
Come to me, beloved!
The rustle of slender leaf tips
in the moonlight;
Do not fear the evil spying
of the betrayer, my dear.
Do you hear the nightingales call?
Ah, they beckon to you,
With the sweet sound of their
they beckon to you for me.
They understand the heart’s
know the pain of love,
They calm each tender heart
with their silver tones.
Let them also stir within your
beloved, hear me!
Trembling I wait for you,
Come, please me!

M. Özgür Nevres

Published by M. Özgür Nevres

I am Özgür Nevres, a software engineer, an ex-road racing cyclist, and also an amateur musician. I opened to share my favorite music. I also take care of stray cats & dogs. Please consider supporting me on Patreon.

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