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Dolci Show #25: Schubert’s Pretty Miller-Maid, Part 2

September 11, 2020 Ted Rust, oboe and Viva Knight, piano Season 1 Episode 25
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Dolci Show #25: Schubert’s Pretty Miller-Maid, Part 2
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The Dolci Show
Dolci Show #25: Schubert’s Pretty Miller-Maid, Part 2
Sep 11, 2020 Season 1 Episode 25
Ted Rust, oboe and Viva Knight, piano

The story continues. The miller-maid asks the young miller for the green ribbon by which his lute hangs, and he gives it to her, still imagining she loves him. Before he can summon the courage to tell her his love, a horn blows, dogs yap in chromatic cacophony, and a bragging, noisy hunter gallops down to the mill (all described in the text and echoed in the piano part (“The Hunter”). The miller's response, “Jealousy and Pride” is a hissy fit worthy of grand opera. The poor fellow nonetheless loses the miller-maid to his noisy rival (“Withered Flowers”). After a long dialogue in which the brook tries but fails to reassure him that better times will come to him in the springtime (“The Miller and the Brook”), he throws himself into the millpond, and the brook rocks him gently into endless sleep.

These are today’s song titles, as translated by Michèle Lester. 

13. With the Lute’s Green Ribbon 

14. The Huntsman 

15. Jealousy and Pride 

16. The Beloved Color 

17. The Wicked Color 

18. Withered Flowers 

19. The Miller and the Brook 

20. The Brook's Lullaby 

Show Notes

The story continues. The miller-maid asks the young miller for the green ribbon by which his lute hangs, and he gives it to her, still imagining she loves him. Before he can summon the courage to tell her his love, a horn blows, dogs yap in chromatic cacophony, and a bragging, noisy hunter gallops down to the mill (all described in the text and echoed in the piano part (“The Hunter”). The miller's response, “Jealousy and Pride” is a hissy fit worthy of grand opera. The poor fellow nonetheless loses the miller-maid to his noisy rival (“Withered Flowers”). After a long dialogue in which the brook tries but fails to reassure him that better times will come to him in the springtime (“The Miller and the Brook”), he throws himself into the millpond, and the brook rocks him gently into endless sleep.

These are today’s song titles, as translated by Michèle Lester. 

13. With the Lute’s Green Ribbon 

14. The Huntsman 

15. Jealousy and Pride 

16. The Beloved Color 

17. The Wicked Color 

18. Withered Flowers 

19. The Miller and the Brook 

20. The Brook's Lullaby