Recorded on 09/06/2010, uploaded on 09/06/2010
Musician's or Publisher's Notes
Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren ("Song of a
Boatman to the Dioscuri"), by Johann Baptist Mayrhofer and set to music by
Franz Schubert in 1816, draws upon two well-known characters of Greek mythology.
To us, however, they are better known as their Roman equivalents. Dioscuri,
meaning "sons of Zeus" in ancient Greek, is the collective name for the twins
Castor and Pollux. In Latin, they are known as the Gemini. Castor and Pollux,
the two brightest stars of the constellation Gemini, were the patrons of
sailors and were believed to watch over sailors at sea from the lofty perch in
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