Being a parent opens the door to a whole new set of fears, which makes this already frightening song downright terrifying. I clearly remember the first time that I heard Schubert’s “Erlkönig” in a German diction class twenty years ago and being completely riveted. Here to bring us this miniature masterpiece is Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
author: Nicole Dalé Halton
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Nicole Dalé Halton is a French-Spanish-English linguist, who worked on the NYFOS staff for several years. Also a pianist and classically-trained soprano, she lives in Barcelona with her daughter Amélia.