Today was primarily listening carefully with a tuner to the harmonic section, particularly the e-f-g-a upbow in m. 52 and 3.   Just repetitive until I get it in tune and hear it in tune.

Still thinking about what the song actually means to me.  I tend to interpret it as a call-and-response good-bye song, with the person being left starts out angry and gets progressively more accepting and melancholy as it progresses.   I honestly don’t know what the right music history or theory is. . Although it could also be a lullaby.

I’m currently reading a biography of Schumann to try to put this all in contextMore on history and meaning coming up, but don’t spoil it for me since I need to do my own research.