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.